Course Content

The specification in maths GCSE is intended to

  • develop confidence and competence with the defined mathematical content
  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • comprehend, interpret and communicate mathe- matical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context
  • recall, select and apply mathematical formulae.

The content of our GCSE Mathematics specification has been grouped into topic areas: Number; Algebra; Ratio, proportion and rates of change; Geometry and measures, Probability; Statistics,

How is this course assessed?

The GCSE will be entirely assessed by written exami- nation at the end of Year 11, which means no coursework will be required. There are 3 exam pa- pers of 1 ½ hours each. This involves 1 Non Calcula- tor paper and 2 Calculator papers.


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