GCSE Mathematics is a qualification that is required by most employers and is often needed for entry to further or higher education, and so it is an important subject to study.
Mathematics requires logical thinking and develops practical and analytical skills that can be used in everyday life.
You will study:
You will learn to following skills:
The new GCSE is still based on two tiers of examinations, a higher and a foundation. Grades are no longer being used to assess students and they will gain a number from 9-1. The number 5 now represents a good pass and the number 7 approximately equal to an A.
Assessment for the GCSE is 100% exam and is assessed through three linear papers at the end of year 11. 1 non calculator and 2 calculator papers each an hour and a half long. Each paper holds 80 marks and are equally weighted.
All students will be expected to bring a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber to all Mathematics lessons. There are numerous resources that the department has invested in to support students at home and it is expected that students complete at least 1 hour per week of independent work.