Maths & Numeracy

The Course

All students study GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Numeracy. Mathematics is one of the fundamental subjects underpinning all science and technology. We want students to see the learning of Mathematics as a lifelong experience, which will help them to approach situations with confidence. We want then to appreciate that Mathematics will be useful outside the classroom and can also be used to help in other GCSEs including: Business Studies, Computer Science, Food and Nutrition, Geography and Technology.

Course Content

The Mathematics course covers both GCSE Mathematics and Numeracy, it enables students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including:

  • Number

  • Algebra

  • Ratio, proportion, rates of change

  • Geometry

  • Statistics

  • Probability

Students will need to use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts, as well as apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations.

Course Structure

There will be two written papers for each qualification so 4 papers in total.

  • Higher 1 hour and 45 minutes per paper Graded A* - C, U

  • Intermediate 1 hour and 45 minutes per paper Graded B - E, U

  • Foundation 1 hour and 30 minutes per paper Graded D - U

Other Information

All students are required to have full mathematical equipment as these are essential to the course:

  • Scientific Calculator

  • Protractor

  • Ruler

  • Black Pen

  • Angle Measure

  • Pair of Compasses

  • Pencil

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