Mathematics is a subject which many find difficult. Often problems with the fundamental material such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sap confidence and limit progress with more advanced topics. However, unlike other subjects, the requirement for a good Maths qualification can appear repeatedly throughout our lives.

GCSE grade 4 or sometimes 5 in Maths is a requirement for progression to 6th form at many schools and colleges, even for subjects where maths is not relevant. Similarly, employers frequently require GCSE Maths at a reasonable level when recruiting.