GCSE Maths

Course overview

This free, online course for those aged 19 and over, delivers maths teaching and content in preparation for the GCSE Maths exam.

This is your opportunity to obtain a GCSE Foundation Maths qualification, or study again if you have an existing GCSE Maths qualification that is below a grade 4 (D and under), and would like the chance to improve your grade, and refresh your skills.

As well as preparing you for the formal exam, this online course will enable you to utilise maths skills used in everyday life. You will advance your range of mathematical skills and learn the techniques needed in order to solve problems in maths, covering the topics of: Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics. Please note, you must be able to travel to one of our campuses to sit your formal exams.

If you are a current student at Capel Manor College and wish to apply for this course, please use the contact form to get in touch with Admissions. You will need to include your full name, student number and course title to add this course to your account.

Please note, our morning classes running from 9.30am to 12pm. January courses require attendance twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday. For all of our courses, we require 85% and above attendance to be successful in achieving the GCSE Foundation Maths qualification.

This course is delivered as part of the London Multiply programme.

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You will learn

  • Structure and calculation
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measures and accuracy
  • Algebra
  • Graphs
  • Ratio, proportion and rate of change
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Statistics

GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel)

You will be required to undertake an initial BKSB assessment in order to demonstrate that you are working at Level 1 or above.

GCSEs are taught throughout the UK and overseas, and are seen as being one of the most recognisable and robust standards of education in the world.
Most employers require GCSE Maths and use this qualification as a filter in their selection process. Gaining a qualification in this area, or improving your existing qualification, can help in your career progression. If you are thinking of furthering your education, achievement of GCSE Maths at grade 4 and above is a vital requirement for university entrance and progression to A level study.

This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.

Nancy’s story

Nancy began with the Introduction to Garden Design Level 1 and Level 2, then pursued GCSE Maths for Adults Nancy’s story