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Fast track GCSE Maths

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Fast track GCSE Maths

Maths is available as a fast track course for both GCSEs and IGCSEs.

The Fast Track Maths GCSE/IGCSE courses are tailored for students who:

  • Are looking to start postgraduate or degree level programs but need Maths GCSE grade C or above for university entry
  • Have previously studied the qualification and need to improve their grade

Course Duration and Start Dates

You can apply for Fast Track GCSE courses at any point between the 18th of November and the 10th of February. You would finish need to finish your course by the summer examination sittings for 2019.

Normal exam arrangement terms apply.


What makes it a Fast Track GCSE Maths course?

  • A faster Tutor-marked assignment turnaround than our standard course
  • Students will send their assignments to the tutor in the post as usual
  • Tutors will mark the work then scan it and return it with the specimen answers to you by email
  • Your tutors have been chosen to provide you with the assistance you need in the time frame available


What is in the Fast Track Maths GCSE course?

The Fast Track course covers the same topics and syllabus as our Maths GCSE course

Fast Track Maths GCSE and IGCSE FAQs

This depends very much on you and why you are choosing to study Maths in such a short space of time. If you consider the qualification to be just a hurdle which you need jump in order to move onto further studies unrelated to the field of Maths, then you probably want to study the Maths GCSE. For Summer exams this the simpler option. It is worth noting that the syllabus for the Maths GCSE has been toughened since Summer 2017!

If you are studying from abroad, you will almost certainly need to choose the IGCSE, unless you are planning to return to the UK for the exams.

There are some very good reasons you should still use a pen and paper.

  • In the case of Maths it is very difficult to express equations and graphs electronically. Typically, students who do this will miss out steps in their working and cost themselves marks as a result. You need to learn the subject rather than spend too much time trying to learn the tools to write the subject in electronic format.
  • You will need to use pen and paper when you sit your Maths exam. It’s best to get in some practice.

If you need to defer your Maths GCSE there will be a charge, probably of £50.  The deferral of Maths GCSE from 2016 to 2017 is quite complicated and you will need to study some harder topics, even at foundation level.

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