GCSE Math for mature students

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Hi. Can anyone recommend a GCSE math course for mature students? I'm 31. Looking to get into uni next year and need to complete this first. What would be the best tier: foundation or higher? Many thanks
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Hi, are you sure you need GCSE? Because I doing my functional skill level 2 for University.
If they accept functional skill level 2 I can recommend you a place.
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Hi. Can anyone recommend a GCSE math course for mature students? I'm 31. Looking to get into uni next year and need to complete this first. What would be the best tier: foundation or higher? Many thanks
I'd look for an evening course near you.

It would be easier to do Foundation unless you need a 6.

These resorces might help: https://www.missbsresources.com/teac...mathspassports

BBC Bitesize is good too.
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Hi, are you sure you need GCSE? Because I doing my functional skill level 2 for University.
If they accept functional skill level 2 I can recommend you a place.
Hi. Yes the uni I am interested in does not accept functional skills. Only GCSE. Thanks
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Hi. Yes the uni I am interested in does not accept functional skills. Only GCSE. Thanks
What grade do you need?
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What grade do you need?
Hi. I need a C/4. I am not sure if foundation or higher would be best. Last time I did math was about 14 years ago! Many thanks.
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Hi. I need a C/4. I am not sure if foundation or higher would be best. Last time I did math was about 14 years ago! Many thanks.
I'm not sure to be honest, I was taught at school it was easier to get a C on higher than foundation but I honestly don't know if this has changed as the new system confuses me. Maybe do some practise papers of both and see how you get on? Have you made a plan on whether you are going to self teach or go to a evening class etc? Do you definitely need to sit GCSE maths for where you want to be?
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I did mine in the evening one day a week, through the local adult education centre. It meant it was free and that my tutor could help to decide higher or foundation. She approved me for higher but I felt more confident of getting the 4 from foundation. I got a 5 in the end, which is the highest you can get on foundation. So that is something to consider when making the choice.
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