“To understand the Universe, you must understand the language in which it’s written, the language of Mathematics.” Galileo Galilei
What is 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.
Resilience, critical thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning and time management skills.
What about exams? What will I study?
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.
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.