Skills for Life
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

If you are studying in the College on Level 2 or Level 3 course then the daytime GCSE maths is for you. Part time students may join by arrangement with the Head of Faculty.

Topics studied at foundation level are:

  • Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Approximations
  • Everyday Mathematics
  • Proportion and Variation
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Graphs
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometrical Drawing Mensuration
  • Transformations

At higher level, the same mathematics topics are studied further and there are a number of extra topics to be studied. Students on the higher level course will also be required to attend extra workshops.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths grade D Otherwise students will be given an entrance test. You will be required to attend a College interview.

Assessment Method

This course is assessed through homework, class test, midterm test, and mock exams. Final assessment is an external exam with Edexcel awarding body.

Progression Opportunities

Successful students may progress to AS Level mathematics or progression onto Level 3 vocational course. GCSE Maths is a requirement for many careers.

GCSE maths is now a mandatory requirement for many Higher Education courses.

Examination entry is dependent on work done throughout the year and the results of tests done in December and April; attendance of 85% is also a requirement for exam entry. The examinations take place in May/June. The exam board is Edexcel and the specification is linear.

Study Methods

The course is studied in dedicated mathematics classrooms. Your mathematics lecturer will guide you through the course each week (2 x 1.5 hrs sessions). Use of PowerPoint presentation, Group Activities, Computer-Aided interact work, etc.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.