GCSE Maths (Higher) Grades 5-7

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VMMAX543 31 weeks 12th Sep 2019 Thursday 6:30pm - 9:00pm George Martin Green £439 Varndean College Yes

Course Information

Who Is This For?
Concessions are available on this course. This course is free for students who do not already have this qualification at grade 4 (previously C). This course is particularly suitable for mature students who need to obtain GCSE Mathematics for entry to teacher training or university courses. The course consists of 6 main topics: Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Rates of Change, Geometry and Probability & Statistics which are assessed by means of 2 end of year examinations in May/June. With friendly, approachable and experienced staff, students get plenty of support and encouragement to succeed. Students will need to have achieved a Level 1 or equivalent qualification in Maths (or equivalent) prior to enrolment. They will also be expected to study a minimum of 4 hours per week at home. Please note, these courses are quite demanding, so there will be an induction class and assessment at the start of the course to check you are on the correct pathway and to determine which level is suitable for you. Students wishing to study for grades 5-7 (formerly C-A grades) should have a good standard of Maths already. Students who are not yet ready for Foundation GCSE Maths will be directed towards a Functional Skills qualification in Maths.
What Will I Learn?
The course consists of six main topics: Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Rates of Change, Geometry and Probability and Statistics which are assessed by means of end of year examinations in June.
Content of the Course
The course consists of six main topics: Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Rates of Change, Geometry and Probability and Statistics which are assessed by means of end of year examinations in June. With friendly, approachable and experienced staff, students get plenty of support and encouragement to succeed. There will be an induction class at the beginning of the course to check that you are on the correct course and to determine which level is suitable for you. The course covers the Edexcel 9-1 Mathematics syllabus.
Assessment Details
End of year examinations in June.
Teaching Methods
The course is classroom based. Teaching and learning methods include individual work, pair and group work and whole class teaching.
What's Next?
AS Level Mathematics.

Financial Information

If you are studying an accredited course at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 you may be eligible for a concessionary rate.

  • If you are unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance/Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit and wish to upskill to enter employment. (You will need to complete a self-declaration form).
  • Employed but seeking employment.
  • If you are employed but earn less than £15736.50.
  • It is your first level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you are aged 19-23.

You must enrol in person at the college and bring evidence of benefit; proof of age (passport/driving licence) or pay slips with you. This must be dated within three months of the course start date. Please contact the Registry on 01273 546604 for further information.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income you may apply to the Learning Support Fund for help with travel, childcare costs and some tuition fees.

You will be required to complete a learner support application form and provide evidence of benefit or income support your application. Please contact the Adult Education Office on 01273 546602 for further information.

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.