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Entry Requirements

Students should be able to demonstrate that they have the commitment to succeed at this level, and possess competence with basic numerical skills.

Any student who has not recently attained a grade D/3 in Maths GCSE will be given a screening test to assess their suitability for the course.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again in autumn 2018.

Attendance is once a week, either in a daytime or an evening class.

There may also be a fast track option starting in January 2019.

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Course Content

This course is intended for people who would like an up-to-date, widely recognised qualification in Mathematics. GCSE Maths is now used as an entry requirement for a wide variety of jobs and courses of further study and, as such, is a challenging but rewarding programme including:

  • Numbers - fractions, ratios, percentages, tax and insurance. Factors and multiples
  • Algebra - using algebra, number sequences. Investigating the properties of straight lines and curves
  • Shape and Space - angles and geometry, scale diagrams and plans
  • Handling Data - analysis of data and investigating probability
  • Applications using mathematics to investigate a given problem

The course consists of lectures (teaching and problem-solving), with an equivalent time spent on personal study and homework.

Exams and Assessments

Assessment will take the form of three external exams; there is no assessed coursework element.


GCSE Maths (AQA)

Course Fees

If you have not previously achieved a Grade C/4 or higher, the course is FREE with the exception of any adults currently on a higher education course.

If you are resitting to improve on a Grade C/4, you will be liable for a fee. Please call 01904 770400 for details. A fee reduction may be available depending on your circumstances.

There may be some additional costs for books and materials; please ask at enrolment. Students are also advised to supply the following:

  • Scientific calculator with a fraction button
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Pair of compasses
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • A4 paper

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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