GCSE Mathematics

Course Information

  • Course Code: S258
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Part Time


Please phone 01254 292929 and speak to a member of The Hub if you are interested in attending this course.

GCSE Mathematics is a vital requirement for almost everyone. Colleges and employers require GCSE Mathematics, usually at Grade C/4, and if you have not achieved this level of success, now is the time to put that right.

What equipment will I need?

All GCSE students will require a pad of A4 wide-lined paper, a file to keep their work in, plastic wallets and dividers to keep their files organised. You should also bring pens and a highlighter pen to class.

All other equipment, including calculator, geometry set, textbook and access to our online learning resources is included in the £20 materials fee.

What do I need to bring to enrol?

On enrolment day, you will sit an assessment to check which route is most suitable for you (the one year or the two year programme). You do not need to bring anything for this.

You should bring £20 in cash as you will not be able to enrol on to the one-year programme without paying this fee.

How can I apply?

You need to apply for this course using our online application form.

Contact Student Services on 01254 292929 for an application form and further information. GCSE-level study is extremely popular and places are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Assessments for GCSE courses are carried out between May and September.

What will I study?

You will study a range of interesting topics throughout the year.  We start with the basics: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.  We will then look at topics such as:

  • - Fractions
  • - Percentages
  • - Ratios
  • - Algebra
  • - Graphs and charts
  • - Equations
  • - Shapes and Space

You’ll be given lots of practise in mastering these skills so you can feel confident for the final examinations.

Entry Requirements

You must be 19 years or older and you should have a reasonable level of general arithmetic skill from everyday life (for example, the ability to add and subtract). All applicants will be required to complete a short assessment to ensure they are enrolling on an appropriate level of study and that they can enjoy and achieve during their time at Blackburn College.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a range of in-class activities and three examinations in May/June. A detailed breakdown of the assessments will be given to you at your first class.

To ensure successful completion of the course, students are expected to maintain attendance of 90% and above over the thirty-week programme.  If you are unable to commit to weekly attendance you should apply for this course when you are able to do so.

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