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Maths - GCSE CORE Subject

Head of Department: - Mr S Roberts 
Examining Board: AQA

All students will take GCSE Mathematics.

What Will I Study?

Students will build upon skills and knowledge from Key Stage 3.
Topics covered include:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

Students will need to bring a scientific calculator, ruler, compass and protractor to all lessons.

What Skills Will I Develop?

Think mathematically - ability to apply their knowledge to a range of contexts

  • Independence
  • Problem solving – make logical first steps
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Accuracy

How will I be Assessed?

Students will sit the Higher or the Foundation paper. For both tiers there are 3 exams at the end of Year 11.

  • Students can gain grades 1 to 5 if sitting Foundation
  • Students can gain grades 4 – 9 if sitting Higher

Each exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

Paper 1 is non-calculator.

For papers 2 and 3 calculators are allowed.

For more information please see the Maths Learning Journey and Curriculum Overview.