GCSE Maths will arm you with the right skills to reach your desired profession, or to transition to college and university. You'll take away an abundance of skills in problem solving and logical thinking, spatial awareness, and analytical communication – to name but a few!
This GCSE Maths course provides the foundation to a range of career options; providing you with skills for a future in accountancy, teaching, medicine, business, and much more.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Numbers
Firstly, this unit 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 unit is based on the fundamentals of mathematics providing you with a foundation for the following modules.
Unit 2 - Algebra
Letters for numbers may seem like a complex concept, but this unit will help you to master everything from basic algebraic notation to solving quadratic equations in need of rearrangement. By the end of the algebra unit, you’ll have a good handle on topics such as quadratics and exponential functions.
Unit 3 - Ratios and Proportions and Rates of Change
You’ll learn in this unit the relationship between ratios and fractions and how they can be used to solve problems. You’ll recognise direct and inverse proportions, and be able to combine the use of algebra in proportion questions. You’ll also be able to solve financial mathematical problems involving interest, growth and decay.
Unit 4 - Geometry and Measures
More than just the study of shapes, in this section you will explore how to draw accurate diagrams to solve problems, learn how to multiply, add and subtract vectors, you’ll understand trigonometry and much more. You will also develop an understanding of the concepts of area and volume, and be able to calculate angles on 2D shapes. By the end of this unit, angles will be a piece of cake.
Unit 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 and Venn diagrams.
Unit 6 - Statistics
Finally, you’ll delve into averages and frequency tables, learning how to plot a frequency polygon from given data, and use the data handling cycle too. In addition, you’ll cover data presentation with learning how to plot and read graphs, charts and diagrams. Also, you’ll be able to determine the correlation of scatter diagrams and use the line of best fit. This combination of units will provide you with knowledge to take with you in all walks of life.
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 GCSE courses, IGCSE courses and A-level courses.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Mathematics (8300), issued by AQA. You'll also be able to continue onto the AQA Maths A-level.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for examinations for Summer 2024.
Our Maths GCSE is a tiered exam. This means you get to choose what level you want to study for 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 grade C
- Higher tier
- Grades 3 to 9
- Grade 9 is the highest award you can achieve
- Grade 9 is the equivalent of a grade A*
You'll be required to complete the three Maths GCSE standard written exams.
- Paper 1 (non-calculator):1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks
- Paper 2 (calculator): 1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks.
- Paper 3 (calculator): 1 hour 30 minutes, 33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your Mathematics GCSE course, you will also be required to complete one introductory assignment and 10 assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level 2 GCSE Maths course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English.