GCSE Mathematics and Numeracy

Course Overview

These qualifications are very useful in a variety of careers, developing skills that are highly recognised and valued in the workplace. They are two separate stand-alone qualifications, although there are some common elements to the course materials. It is possible to sit both exams, however it is strongly advised to research which strand is the best fit for your individual needs. 

  • Both qualifications are a nine month course for examination in the summer. 
  • There is equal weighting of calculator and non-calculator questions. 
  • A choice of Intermediate Level (Grades B to E) or Higher Level (Grades A* to C) 
  • Regular progress checks  
  • You will have access to College Microsoft Office 365 Teams site and MathsWatch  

Updated May 2021

Entry Requirements

For learners who have English as a second language, you will need to have achieved a Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life or equivalent. No other formal qualifications are required, other than the expectation that students complete homework and show the ability to work independently to achieve their goals. It is also expected that students commit to attending all classes. 

Course Delivery

What are the differences between GCSE Maths and GCSE Maths (Numeracy)? 

GCSE Maths generally consists of short, structured questions. It has more of the traditional elements such as algebra and further geometry and requires a wide knowledge of maths vocabulary.

GCSE Maths (Numeracy) has more focus on problem solving. Questions generally have more detail and require a good level of comprehension. It tends to introduce more real-life scenarios.

Online delivery is available for November start only. If you want to study on campus, please choose the September course (Tuesday evenings).

Additional Information

For this course you will require access to a computer, laptop, iPad or any smart device with connection to the internet. Your device should allow you to apply Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Please make sure your device(s) are charged and that your wifi signal is good. A place to sit where you can avoid distractions would also be beneficial to your learning. 

If you prefer to study online you will need to click here - this takes you through to the Staff / Student Portal. You will also need your: 
User Name i.e: ABC12345789@stu.gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk 
Password (which has been sent to learners via text) 

If you are new to the College, you will get a text message with your new username and password to access your online GCSE course when you enrol. If you have problems logging in, please contact CSHelpdesk@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk  

For more general information please contact talal.murad@gcs.ac.uk 

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