GCSE Maths Course Information

Course Structure:

The course covers the four main areas of Mathematics which are Number, Algebra, Geometry (shape and space) and Statistics. As in KS3, there is an emphasis on the students’ mastery of skills.

Students are placed in sets according to prior attainment to ensure that they are provided with the correct level of support and enhancement relative to their position at any time.  Assessments are completed periodically in all year groups and sets are reviewed at this point. 

How will I be assessed?

We are currently using both Edexcel and OCR exam boards.
The GCSE is assessed by 100% external examination. 
It is made up of 3 exams lasting 1 hour 30 minutes in two of which a calculator will be allowed and one that is non calculator.  Each exam holds equal weighting.