GCSE Higher Mathematics

Course codes: OSC1192 / OSC1318
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Pursue your studies in Mathematics, from home. This course provides you with the course materials and includes the examination fees needed to successfully gain your GCSE Higher Mathematics qualification.

  • Develop your understanding of ratios and averages
  • Understand how to work out equations with fractions and decimals
  • Explore everything you need to know about Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in Mathematics at A-Level and BTEC Level
  • Choose to add on your exams and we will book these for you.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This GCSE Higher Mathematics specification is the same AQA Maths GCSE studied in traditional schools and colleges.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in Mathematics, this GCSE course is ideal for students who are planning to study mathematics at A Level, those wanting to boost their knowledge in a range of mathematic topics in numbers, geometry, statistics and more, and for those aspiring to achieve a career involving Mathematics, as an accountant, data analyst or financial manager.

Please note, this GCSE course is written for those wishing to sit the higher level papers. You can take this course without completing exams but you will not receive the GCSE accreditation.

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

You will receive your GCSE in Mathematics (you must take the exams to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams.

Course Content

Specification: AQA 8300

  • Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Powers and Roots
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Decimals
  • Standard Form
  • Fractions
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Exact Calculations
  • Rounding and Estimation
  • Using a Calculator
  • Measures
  • Error Intervals
  • Notation and Expressions
  • Expanding and Factorising 1
  • Substitution
  • Rearranging
  • Expanding and Factorising 2
  • Functions
  • Straight Line Graphs
  • Quadratic Graphs
  • Sketching Functions
  • Real Life Graphs
  • Areas Under Graphs
  • Solving Linear Equations
  • Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Solving Simultaneous Equations
  • Solving Inequalities
  • Iteration
  • Linear Sequences
  • Special Sequences
  • Quadratic Sequences
  • Measuring
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Angle Rules
  • Loci and Construction
  • Circles
  • 3D Shapes
  • Transformations
  • Transformations
  • Vectors
  • Pythagoras Theorem
  • Trigonometry
  • Further Trigonometry
  • Ratio
  • Percentages
  • Proportion
  • Congruence and Similarity
  • Probability Experiments
  • Sets
  • Tree Diagrams
  • Conditional Probability
  • Collecting Data
  • Statistical Diagrams 1
  • Averages
  • Statistical Diagrams 2
Extra Info

Assessment

To achieve a GCSE in Mathematics you will be assessed across the four sections by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.


Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

If you add on the exams, you will need to sit the examinations in either Birmingham or Macclesfield and we will book these for you, when you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available.

If you choose to study this course, you will need to take the higher level examinations.

Course Duration

You will have up to 1 year to complete the full GCSE Mathematics course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and your only deadlines are the GCSE examinations, which take place at certain times throughout the year.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an GCSE Mathematics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or 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 this home learning course you will receive an GCSE in Mathematics.

The GCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world. It is awarded by AQA.

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

Q&As

Yes! This course is the same as a GCSE you would study at a traditional school or college. The only difference is that this course is designed to be studied from home and you receive full tutor support via email.

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College Pen and Highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. If you choose to add on your exams, we will book these for you. Please note that these exams will need to be sat at either the Birmingham or Macclesfield examination centre.

If you don’t add on your exams, you will need to book and pay for these yourself.

You are still able to study this GCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK.

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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