GCSE Maths

Exam Board – Edexcel (Examination code: 1MA0)

The Course

In Year 10 students will learn topics based on Number, Algebra, Shapes and Data.  At the start of each half term students get the list of topics we cover during that half term. Students also learn elements of functional mathematics (real-life scenarios) and use in lessons on a regular basis to give pupils confidence to tackle these type of questions.

In Year 11 students will learn topics based on Number, Algebra, Shapes and Data.  At the start of each half term students get the list of topics we cover during that half term. Usually we complete the Scheme of Learning during the Spring tem and start topic based revision and past papers

Assessment

In Year 10 students will be assessed at the end of every half term and a mock in February and June.

In Year 11 students will be assessed at the end of every half term and an additional mock in March.

At the end of Year 11 there will be two papers each counting for 50% of the examination: one calculator and one non-calculator. Each paper is 1hr and 45mins long.  20-30% of the papers will be the functional elements for Higher and 30-40% will be for Foundation. 

Where it leads

GCSE Mathematics course will provide excellent skills to continue studies in Mathematics to AS/A2 Level. 

Examples of careers with Mathematics include:

  • Engineer
  • Doctor
  • Accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Lecturer/Teacher
  • Meteorologist
  • Statistician
  • Actuaries
  • Surveyors
  • Astronomer