Mathematics GCSE

Mathematics GCSE
Study Mode   Part Time
Course Code   QMS2GM60
Course Level   Level 2

Where will this course lead?

This course will provide you with a recognised GCSE qualification in Mathematics. There are various opportunities for progression once you have completed this course depending on whether you wish to improve your employability or progress onto other courses including Teacher Training.

GCSE in Mathematics will provide you with the essential skills required for success in your chosen field.

What will I study?

- The specification covers the GCSE Mathematics National Curriculum.

- The specification is divided into 3 sections.

- In 'Money and Number' you will learn how to calculate percentages, work with fractions and decimals and manipulate numbers.

- In 'Statistics' you will learn how to draw pie-charts, calculate probability and understand graphs.

- In 'Core' you will learn to understand trigonometry, algebra, geometry and Pythagoras.

How will this course be delivered?

Class session - two hours per week (Evening or daytime session available).

At least three hours per week private study is also necessary.

What qualifications will I get?

GCSE in Mathematics.

How will I be assessed?

By three modular examinations (two with calculator and one non-calculator).

There are exam sittings in November, March and the final module exam in May/June. At each stage of the course your performance is monitored so that the appropriate level of work can be maintained.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and an initial assessment test. Students will take an assessment to determine if they have a basic level of numeracy which will allow them to be successful in GCSE Mathematics.

We will advise every student of the most suitable pathway for them, both before and during the course, which will lead them to success in their qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications are required, although an interest in mathematics and/or work experience will greatly enhance your chances of passing the diagnostic test.

What else do I need to know?

GCSE Mathematics is also offered alongside several full-time programmes and 16-18 students in this category are advised to study their GCSE Mathematics qualification alongside their main course.

Details of the full-time GCSE Mathematics provision will be available through your full-time programme tutors.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What can I do after this course?

GCSE Mathematics is an essential qualification to achieve. It is recognised by all employers and is a requirement for the majority of University courses (including teacher training) .

It is a stepping stone to many courses and careers.


Blossomfield Campus
Solihull College
Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB

Tel: 0121 678 7000
Minicom: 0121 628 7005

Have a question about the course?

Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.

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