Higher Tier grades 9-4 [grade 3 allowed in certain circumstances]
Foundation Tier grades 5-1
What is the Course?
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum and is compulsory for all students to GCSE. The qualification encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. The qualification gives students the opportunity to apply Maths in real-life situations.
What will I learn?
Students will cover content in six main areas (Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change, Geometry & Measures, Statistics & Probability). Skills are split into applying techniques, reasoning, interpreting and communicating together with problem solving. Fluency in basic skills will be required for success in the new GCSE.
How will I be assessed?
All students will sit 3 exam papers, each will be 1.5 hours long.
Two will require a scientific calculator.
When will I be assessed?
Linear assessment is in June of Year 11.
ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR IN EVERY LESSON. We recommend the Casio FX-83GTX or FX-85GTX
What will this qualification allow me to do?
Many Level 3 courses and professions currently require a grade 4 in Mathematics as evidence of a student's ability to solve problems and work logically. A grade in GCSE Mathematics will allow entry into most other careers.
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