GCSE Maths Foundation Tier

Course codes: OSC1185 / OSC1317
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Start working towards achieving your GCSE Maths Foundation qualification from home today! This course provides you with the learning materials you need to achieve a recognised qualification, with the option to include your exams for hassle-free home learning.

  • Achieve a nationally recognised AQA qualification in GCSE Maths Foundation Tier from home.
  • Explore a diverse range of up-to-date mathematical theory, including Pythagoras theorem and trigonometry, and develop your knowledge and skills.
  • Prepare for your future studies at a higher level including A Level Maths.
  • Study from the comfort of your own home, while still achieving an essential GCSE qualification that will help you go further.
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Course overview

This GCSE Maths Foundation Tier course is the same AQA Maths GCSE studied in a traditional school.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Mathematics, this online GCSE course is ideal for students who are planning to study mathematics at A Level. Students will boost their knowledge in a range of mathematical topics including statistics, trigonometry, and formulae. This GCSE Maths Foundation course is also ideal for those aspiring to achieve a career in which maths plays an essential role such as accountants, engineers, data analysts, or financial managers.

And with many employers now requiring a minimum qualification in GCSE Maths, this course is essential for anyone who currently doesn’t hold a level 2 maths qualification who wants to go further in their career.

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book these for you, saving you the hassle of booking them yourself and giving you more time to dedicate to your studies.

Please note: This GCSE course is written for the foundation tier paper, which means the highest level you can achieve is a grade 5. This course can be completed without taking the exams, but you will not receive the full qualification if you do not complete your exams.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your GCSE Mathematics qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Three paper-based exams.

Course content

AQA specification 8300

Extra info

Assessment

To achieve your GCSE Maths qualification you will be assessed across the four sections. Each of the components will be assessed across three paper-based examinations.

While you will be formally assessed by completing your exams, you will also need to complete and submit tutor-marked assignments to allow your tutor to monitor your progress.

If you choose to study this course you will take the foundation level exams, which means the highest grade you will achieve with this GCSE Maths Foundation Tier course is a grade 5.

If you add the exams to your enrolment, the examination centres available for you to complete your assessments at are located in either Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster, London, or Macclesfield. If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book these for you.

A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Course Duration

You will have up to one year to complete your GCSE Maths course from the date you receive your materials. With this course, you will have the flexibility to study at your own pace, and your only deadlines are the GCSE exams, which typically take place during the summer exam period (May/June).

Study Method

This course enables you to study your GCSE Maths course from home via distance learning. Your course materials will be sent by post or you can study online, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of your exams, you will receive your GCSE Maths qualification.

The GCSE is awarded by AQA and it is recognised by universities, schools, and employers globally.

Please note: If you choose to study this course you will need to take the foundation level examinations which means the highest grade available is a grade 5. You can take this course without completing the exams, but you will not receive the GCSE accreditation.

Exam details

Paper 1 - Non-Calculator

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighing: 33% of the GCSE

Total marks: 80

Assessed: Content from all parts of the course

Assessment type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 2 - Calculator

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighing: 33% of the GCSE

Total marks: 80

Assessed: Content from all parts of the course

Assessment type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 3 - Calculator

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighing: 33% of the GCSE

Total marks: 80

Assessed: Content from all parts of the course

Assessment type: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

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