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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Mathematics (Adult)

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. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.


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 2019

More important information about this course:


*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (21 Aug 2019 09:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
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