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GCSE Higher Mathematics

OSC1192 / OSC1318

Start working towards achieving your GCSE Maths Higher qualification from home! This course provides you with the learning materials you need to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

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 Options

Study Options

 
£499.00
or £15.31 /month*
Course code: OSC1192
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Course overview

  • Achieve an internationally recognised AQA qualification in GCSE Maths Higher Tier from home.
  • Expand your knowledge of subject areas such as equations, sequences, trigonometry, and ratios.
  • Prepare for your future A Level studies by gaining a solid understanding of key mathematical knowledge.
  • Study from the comfort of your own home, while still achieving an essential GCSE qualification.
  • Choose to add your exams to your enrolment and we will book these for you.

This GCSE Maths Higher Tier course is awarded by AQA and it is the same GCSE qualification studied in traditional schools.

As well as providing students with an excellent level of knowledge, this online GCSE Maths course is ideal for students who are planning to study A Level maths in the future. This course will allow those wanting to boost their knowledge in a range of mathematical areas such as quadratic equations, loci, vectors, statistics, and more. This course is ideal for those aspiring to achieve a career in which maths plays a vital part, such as accounting, engineering, data, or financial management.

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 or study at a higher level in the future.

GCSE Maths exams

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 Maths course is written for those wishing to sit the higher level papers. To achieve your GCSE Maths Higher qualification, you must complete the 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
  • 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

Exam details

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighting: 33⅓% 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.

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighting: 33⅓% 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.

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighting: 33⅓% 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.

Extra information

To achieve your GCSE Maths Higher qualification, you will be assessed across the four sections by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

While you are formally assessed by examination, you will also need to submit tutor-marked assignments to allow your tutor to monitor your progress and help you achieve the best grade possible.

If you add on the exams, you will need to sit the examinations in one of the following locations and we will book these for you when you are ready:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Doncaster
  • Bolton
  • Wimbledon
  • Taunton
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • High Wycombe
  • Romford
  • Belfast

You will have up to one year to complete your GCSE Maths Higher Tier 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).

This course enables you to study your GCSE Maths course from home. 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!

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.

FAQs

Yes! This GCSE course is the same as a GCSE you would study at a traditional school. 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 learner services.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
  • FREE CV critique service.
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • Study pack including pen, highlighter, and notebook*

* 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 Maths Higher exams to achieve the full qualification. If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book these for you.

Please note: if you choose to add on your exams you will need to sit them at either the Birmingham, Coventry, Doncaster, Bolton, Wimbledon, Taunton, or St Neots (Cambridgeshire) 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 Maths course, but must take the exams 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 learner services 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 Learner Services 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 team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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