GCSE Maths Higher


Earn your GCSE Higher Mathematics qualification from home, with the support of our exam-expert personal tutors and in-depth study guides.

GCSE Maths Higher

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About This Course

Take the first step towards achieving your GCSE Higher Mathematics qualification online!

While expanding your knowledge and skills, learn about a variety of modern mathematical theories, such as Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry. This course lays the groundwork for future studies such as A Level Maths.

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This GCSE Higher Mathematics online course will accommodate your schedule by allowing you to study at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. We’ll even assist you in booking your exams, allowing you to focus on your studies. Our expert tutors are well-versed in the exam process and will provide you with all of the feedback and advice you’ll need to achieve the best possible marks for you.

This is the Higher Mathematics qualification, meaning it is a more in-depth course, and may be challenging for some students. The maximum grade for Higher Mathematics is 9. Students aiming for grades 1-5 should consider our GCSE Foundation Mathematics course.

Please note: You are able to complete this course without sitting exams; however, in order to achieve a full GCSE Mathematics qualification, exams are mandatory.

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GCSE Maths and English Foundation

Total cost if courses bought separately: £990


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Course Benefits

Split into 6 units, every element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of Mathematics, so you can achieve the highest marks possible for you.

This course will:

  • Help you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge that will help you pass your exams
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines.
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 601/4608/4

3.1 Number

  • Structure and Calculation
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Measures and Accuracy

3.2 Algebra 

  • Notation, Vocabulary, and Manipulation
  • Graphs
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Sequences

3.3 Ratio, Proportion, and Rates of Change

3.4 Geometry and Measures 

  • Properties and Constructions
  • Mensuration and Calculation
  • Vectors

3.5 Probability 

3.6 Statistics


To successfully complete GCSE Foundation Mathematics, you must complete 3 exams. These exams must be sat under supervision at an official exam centre. There is a separate fee for booking your exams, which will be paid directly to the exam centre. We’ll help you book your exams when you’re ready! They’ll occur in May and June.

Paper 1: Non-Calculator

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes written exam
  • 33.3% of overall GCSE Foundation Mathematics mark
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 2: Calculator

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes written exam
  • 33.3% of overall GCSE Foundation Mathematics mark
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 3: Calculator

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes written exam
  • 33.3% of overall GCSE Foundation Mathematics mark
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to enrol on this course. However, as this is the more challenging version of the GCSE Foundation Mathematics course, we suggest students have an understanding of their maths skills.

Awarding Body

Once you have passed your exams, you’ll be awarded an AQA GCSE Mathematics Higher qualification.


If you choose to study for your GCSEs online with us, you will embark on a learning journey in which you will be supported every step of the way.

Exam revision can be stressful, but we are committed to providing you with all of the assistance you require to pass. Our learning materials and guides are designed to make studying for your GCSEs as easy as possible. Our tutors and student support staff are always available to assist, advice and provide high-quality feedback.

You’ll have access to study questions and self-assessment exercises once you sign up, which will help you understand and remember what you’ve learned. Our tutors will always be on hand, providing exam tips and tricks.

Our team is here to assist you, whether you have a quick question or require more in-depth assistance.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

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  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

You will be able to take your exams at the nearest possible exam centre to you. We’ll assist in the booking of your exams and make sure you can get to the most practical location!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Students who reside outside of the United Kingdom are able to study our GCSE courses. However, examinations must occur within the UK.

There are no prerequisites or required qualifications to study this course.

In other words, if you’re reading this, you’re ready!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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