Maths GCSE

Our course code: X801

Course fee £495 or from £37 per month

Enrol on this course

Never has mathematics been more critical to our world. GCSE Maths is an essential qualification, It will help you meet the requirements for college and university, vocational training, apprenticeships and work opportunities. Mathematics is one of the longest established disciplines and underpinning many others, mathematics is the language of science and engineering and an intellectual field in its own right.

This expertly produced course is designed to help you learn so that you can achieve the qualification you need. You can choose whether to study at Foundation or Higher level and, with feedback from your work on the course and from your tutor, you can switch levels during the early sections of the course. This means that by the time you need to register for exams, you can be confident that you have chosen the right level for you. GCSEs are Qualifications that count.

You will benefit from:

  • A brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)


Maths, like its core subject partner English, is a foundation subject upon which a wide range of other education and learning is built. Developing excellent mathematical skills underpins so many elements of day to day life and the continued academic study of subjects such as the sciences and even humanities such as Geography. Maths is about more than just putting numbers together, maths incorporates statistics, geometry and a range of other skills. Dive into an essential GCSE Maths to set yourself on course to your future.

Mathematics is one of the longest established disciplines and underpinning many others, mathematics is the language of science and engineering and an intellectual field in its own right.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X801
  • Qualification code: 8300

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your unlimited tutor support will continue throughout this time.


You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

Our Maths GCSE is a tiered exam. This means you get to choose what level you want to study your exams.

There are two tiers to choose from:

  • Foundation tier
    • Grades 1 to 5
    • Grade 5 is the highest award you can achieve
    • Grade five is the equivalent of a grade C
  • Higher tier
    • Grades 4 to 9
    • Grade 9 is the highest award you can achieve
    • Grade 9 is the equivalent of a grade A*

Official exams

You’ll be required to complete the three GCSE standard written exams.

  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of marks (non-calculator)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of marks (calculator)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of marks (calculator)

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you will also be required to complete one introductory assignment and 10 assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Mathematics, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Numbers

The number section takes into account all manner of integer-based mathematics from basic mathematical operations to the use of standard units of mass, length, time and other measures. This section based on the fundamentals of mathematics providing a foundation for the following units.

2: Algebra

Letters for numbers may seem like a complex concept, but this section will help you to master everything from basic algebraic notation to solving quadratic equations in need of rearrangement. By the end of the algebra section, you’ll have a good handle on such topics as quadratics and exponential functions.

3: Ratios and Proportions

An essential element of other subjects such as various sciences and engineering, the ability to address the mathematical relations between numerical information is a key skill to develop. Ratios and proportions incorporate such notable skills as best value consideration and comparative skills.

4: Geometry and Measures

More than just the study of shapes, in this section you will explore the properties of angles the concepts of rotations and much more. You will also develop an understanding of the concepts of area and volume and how to calculate such for a range of different shapes. By the end of this unit, angles will be a piece of cake.

5: Probability

In this section, you shall develop a deep and clear understanding of probabilities. Not just understanding the concept of odds, you will explore various graphical representations of probability such as tree diagrams.

6: Statistics

Another vastly important element of various other subjects such as Science and Geography, Statistics is a hugely important section of mathematics. In fact, you can go on to study this area in details at A-Level. The unit involves such skills as inferring information about populations based on statistical analysis and getting to grips with primary or secondary data sets.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. The course includes some recommended books that you may wish to refer to for additional reading.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).