GCSE Mathematics is a compulsory subject taken by every student. To meet the demand of the new GCSE (9-1) curriculum, we operate a 3-year Key stage 4 curriculum starting in year 9. Students either follow the foundation tier course where they can get grades 1 to 5 or the higher tier course where they can get grades 4 to 9 at the end of year 11. The table below shows the content of our key stage 4 which follows the Edexcel Specification (1MA1).
GCSE Mathematics is 100% examinations based. At the end of the course in Year 11, students will sit three examinations papers of 90minutes each. The Paper 1 is Non-Calculator while Calculators are allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3. Throughout the course, students will take several assessments in class and under examination condition to track their progress and prepare them adequately for the final exams at the end of Year 11.
High-achieving students are given the opportunity to follow the accelerated route which allows them to complete the course content early and obtain an additional qualification such as Statistics, Further Mathematics or even an AS Mathematics qualification.
Useful websites for practice and exams preparations
www.vle.mathswatch.com (request login details from your Mathematics teacher)
www.mymaths.co.uk (request login details from your Mathematics teacher)