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GCSE maths (Online)

Course Title:

GCSE maths (Online)

Course Number:

XXNO N90671


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Level 2


Alison East

Start Date:

01 October 2020

End Date:

14 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 18:00 and 19:30
Thursday between 18:00 and 19:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 7 and 16 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

What will I be learning?

You will be studying all aspects of maths:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Problem solving is integral to this course.

Calculations will be done both with and without a calculator.

You will learn exam techniques.

There is no coursework during this course

Does the course lead to a qualification?

GCSE in Mathematics

The awarding body is AQA and the syllabus is 8300.  The course is assessed by taking 3 exams at the end of the course in May/June 2021 at our Rycote Centre.

The exams are on fixed dates and there is no option to change the date or time of the exam.

Two tiers are available:

  • Foundation
  • Higher

Foundation level will be covered in the classroom but there is an option to achieve higher level through attending extra sessions and extensive self study at home.

Please be aware that the AQA examination board do not issue replacement certificates. You will need to collect your certificates from your most convenient centre.

Who is the course for?

The course is for those who wish to gain a recognised, valuable qualification in Mathematics.

The course content is in-depth and fast paced therefore it is highly recommended that you must have good prior knowledge and skills in some areas of mathematics and in order to check this there will be a detailed assessment at the start of the course.

Everyone has to have an assessment before joining the course.

You must be fully committed to complete this qualification and be prepared to do regular homework and effective revision as you cannot assume that you will pass the exam just by attending the class. Regular attendance is essential and you should plan to do at the very least 3 hours at home a week.

What do I need?

Please bring a ring binder folder, notepad, ruler and pen.

You will need a scientific calculator and a set of mathematical instruments including a protractor, Set Square and compasses for the exam.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need:

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet
  • An email address 
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device)

Are there any additional costs?


It is strongly recommended that you purchase a book which will be used in class and at home for practice.  This will be discussed in class.

There are also other versions available - look for Grade 9-1 Course on any books to make sure the book covers the new syllabus.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

The GCSE course is the highest level maths qualification DALS currently offer. We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes to suit your chosen career path. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our Helpline on 01332 956565 or

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We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email   You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


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Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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