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Entry Requirements

You must be over 19 years of age and you should have a reasonable level of written and spoken English

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Part time


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1 academic year

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  • Overview

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

    GCSE Maths can lead to a wide variety of further study options - whether that be an Access to Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Entry degree or a degree from the University Centre at Blackburn College, subject to your existing qualifications.

    We have a long history of offering GCSE Maths to adults across Pennine Lancashire and beyond. Tuition and Examinations for the course are FREE if you do not have a grade 4-9 in your GCSE English currently.

    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.

  • 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.

  • What can I do next?

    Providing successful completion of the GCSE Maths course at Blackburn College there are a wide range of Level 3 and Access to Higher Education courses available should you want to continue further study at the College.

    Subject to other qualifications that you may have already attained you could progress on to a degree at University Centre at Blackburn College in a wide range of disciplines. We encourage our students to attend careers advice and open evenings to assess what path is most suitable.

  • Your Study Programme

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Rated "Good" by Ofsted

January 2022