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Edexcel GCSE in Mathematics (Evening)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Gaining a grade C in GCSE Mathematics is a stepping stone into many types of education and employment. Many universities require you to have a grade C or higher in GCSE Mathematics to be accepted on to undergraduate courses, especially in the sciences, health and computing disciplines. Colleges also now expect a grade C as the standard necessary to be enrolled on Level 3 courses. Similarly, many employers now require you to have a minimum of a grade C in order to demonstrate you have the necessary number, reasoning and problem-solving skills needed in the modern workplace.

Overview of the course: 

The course is delivered in class-based taught sessions, supported by use of our online learning environment (Moodle). You will attend for three hours per week and be expected to complete approximately one hour per week of independent learning. The sessions are available during the daytime and on an evening to help you access the course at a convenient time.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements to the course but it is expected that you will be working at a minimum of level 1 in order to maximise your chances of success. To support you in this, we also offer qualifications in Functional Skills Maths designed to provide you with the requisite knowledge and skills.


GCSE Mathematics includes practical development of your skills in the five main curriculum areas; Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data Handling and Probability.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed in two final exams; Non-Calculator and Calculator, both 105 minutes in duration and completed approximately four days apart. The scores from each are aggregated to produce your final grade.

Further study options after this course: 

Achieving a grade C in Mathematics can help you achieve your personal or career goals, including further study at Level 3, university, employment or promotion.

Length of the course: 

1 year part-time. Three hours in class, usually 6pm - 9pm, and one hour independent study.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2017

More important information about this course:


If you are over 18 years old, fees are £754.00

Free to all learners who have not yet achieved a grade C. If upgrading from a C, course fee is £734.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (10 Jan 2017 21:07) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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