GCSE Maths
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 - GCSE Hele Road Various (see below) Various Varies (see below) Varies £40 (resource fee)* None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is demanding and fast paced. You need to be willing to work independently for three or four hours a week in addition to attending your class regularly. Your teachers will be supportive and will guide you but you will also need to make use of online resources such as Maths Watch in order to succeed in the three exams at the end of the year.

The dates for this course are:

Mon & Thurs (twice a week)         10/09/2018 – 17/06/2019          09:30 – 11:30

Mon & Thurs (twice a week)         10/09/2018 – 17/06/2019          18:30 – 20:30

Tues                                                       11/09/2018 – 18/06/2019         13:00 – 16:45

Tues                                                       11/09/2018 – 18/06/2019         13:30 – 17:15  

Tues                                                       11/09/2018 – 18/06/2019         17:30 – 21:00

Wed                                                        12/09/2018 – 19/06/2019         13:00 – 16:45

Wed                                                        12/09/2018 – 19/06/2019          17:30 – 21:00

Thurs                                                      13/09/2018 – 20/06/2019          13:30 – 17:15

Fri                                                            14/09/2018 – 21/06/2019           09:30 – 13:15

GCSE Maths is a key qualification and is suitable for native British learners who got a grade D in their GCSE at school (or a Grade 3 if GCSE was taken in the past two years) or bilingual learners who have achieved ESOL Level 1 in reading and speaking and listening.

*Please note, a fee of £429 applies to ineligible adults from outside the EU or to those who already who have a grade C or above in GCSE Maths. You will not be guaranteed a place on a GCSE course if your application is received after 3rd September 2018.

What topics will I study?

The course prepares you for three final exams. It is fast paced and you are expected to do a considerable amount of independent study.  You will study topics such as algebra, probability, trigonometry, shape and space and will need to demonstrate that you can interpret data, solve Equations and use a range of mathematical skills to solve problems.

What are the entry requirements?

Grade D (or grade 3 if taken in past two years) in previous GCSE maths exams. ESOL Level 1 Reading & speaking and listening for bilingual learners. 

Please note, it is not necessary to complete page 2 of the application form. You will not be guaranteed a place on a GCSE course if your application is received after 3rd September 2018.

What facilities are there?

Suitable classrooms with computers and access to the college learning resource centres.

What can the course lead on to?

Access to Higher Education or a range of Level 3 qualifications.

Are there any additional costs?

Course fee covers subject specific resources to enhance your progress and maximise your achievement.
You will need your own drawing instruments and a scientific calculator. We will also recommend text books, free websites and Apps for your smartphone.

What do our students think?

I used to be terrified of maths but I have really grown in confidence over this year, thanks to my patient and supportive teacher .”

Studying maths GCSE was much more fun than I expected and getting this qualification has really helped my career prospects.”


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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