Head of Department: Ms Rebecca New-Kelly
All students study Mathematics. It is one of the fundamental subjects underpinning all sciences 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 them to appreciate that Mathematics will be useful outside the classroom and can also be used to help in other GCSEs.
What will I study
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
How will I be assessed
GCSE Mathematics has a foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (for grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series. The subject content section shows the content that is assessed in each tier;
Paper 1: non-calculator – content from any part of the specification may be assessed. Written exam - 1½ hours, 80 marks.
Paper 2: calculator – content from any part of the specification may be assessed. Written exam - 1½ hours, 80 marks
Paper 3: calculator – content from any part of the specification may be assessed. Written exam - 1½ hours, 80 marks
Questions on Papers 1,2 and 3: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.
Anything else I need to know
Mathematics requires: Clear and accurate written communication; Skills of analysis, explanation and making links between different topics and other subjects; Resilience, Perseverance, Organisation and Dedication; Working through a process in a clear logical and mathematical manner; Mathematical reasoning and using mathematical language.