Mathematics GCSE is essential for most jobs and university courses. The course is assessed through two linear exams. Both paper 1 and paper 2 have to be sat at the same time in order to pass the GCSE. Topics include: algebra, angles, compound interest, conversion rates, bearings, Pythagoras, handling data, area and volumes, and probability.
Success in GCSE Maths can also lead to further study in Mathematics or any of the sciences.
How is the Course Assessed?
The course is assessed through two linear exams. The first opportunity to re-sit will be November, the second will be in the following summer. Both paper 1 and paper 2 have to be sat at the same time in order to pass the GCSE.
Paper 1 – Non-calculator Paper
Foundation: Number work, Algebra, Angles, Transformations, Shapes and Probability, Compound interest, Reading tables, Conversion rates, Bills, Bearings.
Higher: As above with the addition of Standard form,Surds, Circle theorems, Proportion, Reverse percentages and Sectors of circles
Paper 2 – Calculator Paper
Foundation: Number work, Algebra, Area and Volumes, Pythagoras, Handling data.
Higher: As above with the addition of Velocity-time graphs, Trapezium rule, Similar triangles, Trigonometry, Cumulative frequency and Histograms.
A grade B in Intermediate tier GCSE Maths would enable learners to move onto Higher tier GCSE Maths.
A grade B in Higher Tier Maths is necessary for learners to progress to AS Maths.