Mathematics



Exam Board

Edexcel

What is GCSE Maths:

You have to study Using and Applying Mathematics, Number and Algebra, Shape and Space and Handling Data. You will investigate the application of these in real life contexts and look for interconnecting patterns between them. You will strengthen your numeracy, calculating skills and mathematical thinking as you understand better how mathematics is a present reality in all daily life.

Who might enjoy this course?

There is a satisfaction that only Mathematics can give, particularly when you have worked hard to understand a topic that you initially found difficult!  You are required to take this course because a solid understanding of the subject will not only help prepare you for later life but will also be highly valued by potential employers.

What will I study?

What about exams?

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE course in Mathematics. There are 2 tiers of Mathematics, Higher and   Foundation. Both tiers will be assessed at the end of the course through 3 exam papers.

Exams

 

 

 

 

 

Exam 1- 33.3%

Paper 2 Non-Calculator

Written paper with range of question types. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Exam 2 -33.3%

Paper 2 Calculator Project

Written paper with range of question types. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Exam 3-33.3%

Paper 3 Calculator

Written paper with range of question types. 1 hour and 30 minutes

What could I do next with GCSE Maths?

A high grade in GCSE will entitle you to continue Mathematics into AS and A2 where you will deepen and enrich your understanding of the subject.

Most employers have a high regard for Mathematics and there is a similarly high regard for the subject in Post-16 study.