STYLE OF ASSESSMENT
GCSE. All students will sit 3 exams at the end of Year 11 and will receive a single grade from 9 to 1. Each paper is out of 80 marks with students given 1 hour 30 minutes for each paper. A calculator is permitted for papers 2 and 3 but is not permitted for paper 1.
Set 1 students AQA Level 2 Further Maths at the end of Year 11, alongside GCSE Maths.
They also have the opportunity in year 10 to attend after school sessions and take GCSE Statistics at the end of year 10. Please note – this is dependent on them being able to attend after school lessons twice a week.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
Students will study different areas of mathematics based around number, algebra, proportion, geometry, statistics, and probability. There will be an emphasis on the development of problem solving skills and mathematical reasoning.
- This is a core subject which all students are required to take.
- Students will be required to learn all mathematical formulae for all three exams.
- Students will be expected to attend all lessons with full mathematical equipment.
- Extra-curricular opportunities:
- There will be structured revision sessions after school in the run up to exams.
FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER CONNECTIONS
GCSE Maths is vital to many areas of further study. A grade 5 will be required to access further education courses at sixth forms and colleges. GCSE Maths helps students to develop the necessary skills to excel in A Level Maths. Maths is essential for students pursuing careers in business, economics, engineering and the sciences.