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Mathematics

The GCSE Mathematics course aims to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become confident Mathematicians and provides pupils with the opportunity to build a strong foundation to further academic and vocational study as well as for future employment.  Studying Mathematics provides pupils with the numeracy skills needed for any job, as well as developing problem-solving skills, communications skills and resilience.

 

How are the topics/units structured?

The GCSE Mathematics qualification is divided into six key areas and throughout Years 10 and 11 all of these areas will be covered in depth:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
 

How will pupils be assessed?

GCSE Mathematics is split into two tiers, Higher (grades 3-9) and Foundation (Grades 1-5).  In each tier, there are three exam papers taken at the end of Year 11.  Any topic may be assessed on each of the papers.

Paper 1

Non-calculator

90 minutes

80 marks

Paper 2

Calculator

90 minutes

80 marks

Paper 3

Calculator

90 minutes

80 marks

 

 

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