### Course Overview

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.

## Linear Specification

**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.

### What Next?

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.