Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is for Adult Learners aged 19 or over who do not have an A* - C or 9 - 4 in GCSE Mathematics. 

The programme is examined at two tiers, foundation and higher, and, in some cases, students may be permitted to enter for a higher tier award if it is deemed to be a suitable route.

The AQA examination board has been specifically designed to suit students who are 19+. Whilst the course can be challenging and will require perseverance and dedication, we aim to make the study of mathematics at FCOT as relevant and applicable to the real world as possible.


The course is free to all students who have not yet achieved at least a grade 4/C at GCSE level.


Tuition £487
Exam £32.45
Fee Remission Yes

Financial Support and Funding

To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

To check your individual eligibility, please contact us online or telephone 01252 405555.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

This course covers number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability at foundation level only.

Assessment Pattern:

Paper 1:

Written paper (Non-Calculator)

Paper 2:

Written paper (Calculator)

Paper 3:

Written paper (Calculator)

Resources Required

A suitable textbook will be suggested during the first lesson.

How will I be assessed?

The programme is assessed through three examinations; these will take place at the end of May and the first two weeks of June; two are calculator and one non-calculator. Regular homework assignments will be set and their completion will be an integral part of your success on the programme.

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You will be required to meet the tutor. A short assessment will be carried out to determine your level of Maths on enrolment. For some students, an Adult Numeracy course may be a requirement before starting the GCSE course.

Please note, for those students who are not in receipt of fee remission, the examination entry fee is extra. It applies to all students over the age of 19 and is payable on enrolment. You may also need to buy course textbooks.

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