GCSE Maths (Part-Time)

Level 2 - 5 GCSEs(A*-C) or BTEC 1st Diploma or NVQ level 2 or Equivalent

Subject Area Science

School Education Services

Attendance Part-Time


The aims of the course is to encourage learners to:

•Develop a positive attitude to Mathematics;
•Apply mathematical knowledge and understanding to solve problems;
•Think and communicate mathematically – precisely, logically and creatively;
•Appreciate the place and use of Mathematics in society;
•Apply mathematical concepts to situations arising in their own lives;
•Acquire a firm foundation for further study.

Various times are available including mornings, afternoons and some evenings – all classes are 3 hours long and are only once per week

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018
Duration: 3 Hours
Venue: Riverside Dene (Cruddas Park)

Who the course is for

This course is suitable for adults who are aged 19+ who have completed an initial assessment and diagnostic with us to show that they are working at the correct level to achieve this qualification.

Qualification Gained

GCSE Mathematics

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The course consists of the following elements:
•Number and Algebra: This is the study of decimal values, number relationships, functional relationships, equations and formulae.
•Geometry and Measure: This section comprises the use of properties of shape, position, movement and transformation, and develops an understanding of measurement.
•Statistics and Probability: This section combines the study of statistics with the development of methods for calculating probabilities.
•Applied Mathematics and Functional Skills: This section assesses the ability of candidates to apply their knowledge in real-life contexts. It is an integral part of the GCSE course.

Learning Methods

Learning Methods will include the following:

Lectures by teacher, class discussion, discussion groups, presentations, class discussions, questioning, small task orientated groups, homework tasks, Open text book study, problem solving, e learning, use of diagrams, tables, graphs and charts, differentiated homework

Assessment Methods

Learners progress periodically during the GCSE course using a combination of formal and informal assessments. There are formal exams at the end of this course (finishing in June).

Progression Opportunities

Mathematics GCSE is essential for most jobs and university and access courses. Success in GCSE Maths can also lead to further study in Mathematics or any of the sciences.

University courses often require applicants to have a good understanding of Mathematics, as many courses require a good level of numeracy to undertake the course.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics is a core subject which gives learners a greater understanding of the world in which they live. Mathematics is useful to learners pursuing a wide range of careers, including accounting, business, computing, engineering, nursing and teaching (among many others).

Mathematics is a benefit when studying most subjects at Access, including Sciences, Health, Business and Humanities.

Entry Requirements

Learners are expected to have a Level 2 qualification in Functional Skills Maths and/or have achieved a grade D (or 3) in GCSE Maths.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Learners who have not achieved a grade C (or Grade 4) are entitled to study this course for free.

Learners who already have a C (or grade 4) and want to improve their grades would be required to pay a fee of up to £500 (as aren't eligible for government funding)..

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.