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Overview

Our WJEC GCSE Mathematics course will build on and progress from the levels of mathematics expected at the end of Year 9 through the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Mathematics.
Whilst GCSE in Mathematics – Numeracy will assess the mathematics that learners will need in their everyday lives, in the world of work, and in other general curriculum areas.
GCSE Mathematics will extend to aspects of mathematics needed for progression to scientific, technical or further mathematical study.

The aims and objectives of this qualification is to enable pupils to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques
  • Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas
  • Enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident to use mathematics to solve problems
  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study

Curriculum

  • The Maths GCSE course comprises 13 modules.
  • The following modules need to be studied by all students.

Foundation Modules

  • Module 1 – Numbers
  • Module 2 – Money
  • Module 3 – Measurement
  • Module 4 – Basic Algebra
  • Module 5 – Basic Trigonometry and Vectors
  • Module 6 – Basic Geometry
  • Module 7 – Further Geometry
  • Module 8 – Probability and Statistics

The following modules are only studied by those aiming for the Intermediate/Higher tiers.

  • Module 9 – Further Numbers and Equations
  • Module 10 – Higher Algebra Topics
  • Module 11 – Further Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Module 12 – Further Probability and Statistics
  • Module 13 – The examination

Assessment

The advantage of studying with us is that you sit exams with us too.
The Maths GCSE syllabus has three tiers, Foundation, Intermediate and Higher. The Foundation level allows students to achieve grades between D and G, the Intermediate tier allows students to achieve grades between B and E and the Higher tier allows students to achieve grades A* and C.

This is a linear qualification in which all assessments must be taken at the end of the course. Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer and November series each year, until the end of the life of this specification.

  • WJEC GCSE Mathematics (Foundation Tier) – 3300PF
  • WJEC GCSE Mathematics (Intermediate Tier) – 3300PN
  • WJEC GCSE Mathematics (Higher Tier) – 3300PH

Irrespective of which tier you enter for, you will sit two exams
Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper and Papers 2 allows the use of a calculator.

Exam Access Arrangements

Exam access arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here

 

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Online classes only
  • Blended learning – Classes at the campus and online
  • Distance learning course

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual. As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same GCSE exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification. Your GCSE course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

You can study GCSE courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and in person teaching in class, Online live classes only or Distant learning course.

IGCSE qualifications are ideal for those wanting to study for national qualifications by distance learning. Without all the administrative problems that encumber GCSE course work.

We offer a range of IGCSE Courses; see our Distance learning course page.


Choosing a tier isn’t always easy, particularly for languages, we can help you make a decision. Nobody is a better judge of a student’s ability than their teacher. Regular assessments and mock exams are a key part of our decision making.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.


  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have said in your enrolment.

GCSE’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year – would be an intensive course.
You may be able to complete this in one year as an intensive course, you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

We offer GCSEs – part time in the evenings to adult learners.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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