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MATHEMATICS GCSE

We study maths because it teaches us a way of thinking. It provides us with methods and strategies for solving all sorts of problems in the world outside the classroom. Maths teaches us to process and organise information and interpret it so that intelligent decisions can be made. It teaches us how to plan, think logically and be creative and how to experiment, test and evaluate answers to problems. Maths is a core subject so all students study it to GCSE.

COURSE CONTENT

Maths at GCSE continues from what you have studied previously in KS3. Many familiar topics will be extended and new topics will be introduced.
GCSE maths includes the broad topic areas of;
Number
Algebra / Probability
Geometry and measures
Statistics (Data)
Ratio and proportion

ASSESSMENT

Exam Board: AQA
You will be entered at either FOUNDATION TIER (enabling grades 1 – 5) or HIGHER TIER (enabling grades 4 – 9). Final decisions on tier entry will be made during Year 11.
You will be examined by three terminal examination papers (3 x 1 ½ hours each), one of these to be taken without the use of a calculator. You will also be regularly assessed to help monitor progress throughout 2 years.