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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirement however, you will be required to complete an assessment and interview to check whether this course is suitable for you.

To successfully receive a course offer, you will need to pass the initial assessment. After passing the initial assessment, you will be offered a place in the introductory period of the course (the first 6 weeks starting in September) during which time you will be assessed again to secure a permanent place on the course.

Questions in the initial assessment which will take place during enrolment will be from the following topics. All questions are at Foundation level (Grade 1/2/3).

Topics to revise for the assessment include:


  • Percentage

  • Divide/ multiply integer/decimals

  • Negative number; +, _, X, /

  • Index numbers

  • Fractions; +, _, X, / , Equivalent Fractions

  • Ratio


  • Factors and multiples


  • Index laws

  • Simplifying expressions

  • Solving simple equations

  • Substitution

  • Factorising

  • Making formula and finding solutions


  • 3D shapes; properties

  • Top and side views(elevations)

  • Area perimeter

Probability and statistics

  • Simple calculation of probability

  • Average, range

Who is the course for

This course is for adult students (19+) who need a grade C/4 or above in the maths GCSE qualification in order to progress to further study or to a career.

Course Content

The New Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Maths course.The syllabus content can be found on the Edexcel website (www.edexcel.org.uk)

Study Methods

Students are taught as a group for three hours per week. They should also do a substantial amount of homework. Lessons are on Tuesday between 6:00 O’clock and 9:00 pm.

How is the course assessed

There will be three exams that will take place in May/June 2019, two calculator papers and one non-calculator paper.

Where next - Further Studies

You can progress to further study or to a career.

More Information

You will need one textbook, costing approximately £25. Your teacher will tell you which textbook to buy at the start of the course. You will also need a scientific calculator, a ruler, compasses, a protractor, pens and pencils. Cost of textbooks (approximately £25). A4 folder and writing pad, pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, calculator and enrolment form.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - if you would prefer to submit a paper form please click here to download a copy. Please fill it out and return it to: Admissions, Harrow College, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.