Please see below for information on studying for GCSE maths while at DMU.
If you would like to study GCSE maths, it is important to make contact with your education provider as soon as possible to maximise your chance of securing a place next year.
Maths can be a fun and satisfying subject to study. It helps you to think analytically and to develop your reasoning skills in order to solve problems.
In addition, achieving a Maths GCSE grade 4 or 5 (C) will improve your chances of, or may be essential to, securing a placement whilst studying at De Montfort, gaining employment once you have graduated and progressing onto further study – such as teacher training or a higher degree course.
So, if you haven’t already gained a Maths GCSE grade 4 or 5 (C) you might want to consider studying for one alongside your degree.
You can study GCSE Maths anywhere in the country with a local provider such as a Further Education College. You will need to make enquiries. You need to ask for an adult part-time GCSE class.
A GCSE course typically starts around September/October – so you are too late to join for this year.
However, you may wish to make enquiries for next year. Some providers keep a waiting list of students, so it would be good to get your name on the list.
If you have not already got a GCSE Maths grade 4/5 (C) or higher, and have been a resident of the UK for 3 years then it is likely that you are entitled to study it for free.
Wherever you study for your GCSE Maths the course will be part-time, run throughout the year, involve a lot of self-study and have exams in May/June next year. However, you will need to find out the actual details from your local provider:
Yes, regardless of where you study for GCSE maths, you can access support from the Maths Learning Centre. Please see details of our drop-in sessions.