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Course Overview

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Online Course is designed for students wanting to pass the latest GCSE syllabus exams. The course starts by covering basic mathematical skills before progressing onto more advanced topics as you develop. Mathematics GCSE is a key requirement for many job roles and passing this qualification demonstrates an understanding of numbers and an ability to work with them. A reasonable level of proficiency in arithmetical skills is assumed.

The online course places great emphasis on “doing mathematics” and relating this wherever possible, to everyday life. Certain techniques and formulae need to be learnt, but the emphasis on “doing” means that you should work carefully through all the examples and exercises in order to be able to solve problems effectively.

Our  Pearson Edexcel GCSE Mathematics online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

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Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • Integers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Powers and roots
  • Set language and notation
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Degree of accuracy
  • Standard form
  • Applying number
  • Electronic calculators
  • Use of symbols
  • Algebraic manipulation
  • Expressions and formulae
  • Linear equations
  • Proportion
  • Simultaneous linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Inequalities
  • Sequences
  • Functional notation
  • Graphs
  • Calculus
  • Angles, lines and triangles
  • Polygons
  • Symmetry
  • Measures
  • Construction
  • Circle properties
  • Geometrical reasoning
  • Trigonometry and Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Mensuration of 2-D shapes
  • 3-D shapes and volume
  • Similarity
  • Vectors
  • Transformation geometry
  • Graphical representation of data
  • Statistical measures
  • Probability

Previous knowledge required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course.


The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 GCSE (9 to 1) in Mathematics is a tiered qualification.

There are two tiers:
● Foundation tier – grades 1 to 5 available
● Higher tier grades – 4 to 9 available (grade 3 allowed).

The assessment for each tier of entry consists of three externally-examined papers, all three must be from the same tier of entry. Students must complete all three papers in the same assessment series.

Official exams

  • Written exam: 1 hours 30 minutes  33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks
  • Written exam: 1 hours 30 minutes  33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks
  • Written exam: 1 hours 30 minutes  33.3% of GCSE, 80 marks

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Mathematics online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time.

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Mathematics by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the coursework and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Mathematics. The awarding body is Pearson Edexcel

Exam Details

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today...


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