Maths

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Maths

Mathematics teaches a number of vital skills that allow students to cope with the demands of the world, including the ability to think in abstract ways and develop problem-solving techniques.

Mathematics is evident in many different aspects of life, including art, finance, economics, science and technology.  The GCSE course aims to foster a greater understanding of the part that Mathematics plays in these areas.  It also helps equip students with the level of numeracy needed to function in everyday situations. Additionally, the higher tier GCSE course aims to prepare students who wish to study Mathematics at Advanced Level.

Further Study Candidates who are successful at higher tier are likely to be able to continue their studies at A Level – while recognising that the step up to A Level from GCSE is significant and not one to be embarked upon lightly. The acquisition of a good grade at GCSE is vital for many lines of further study, including many subject areas not necessarily connected with the subject.

To be successful on the course students need to quickly foster an independent work ethic.  Students need to lead their own learning and take responsibility for working on areas of development.  The three-year GCSE course requires commitment from the outset in order to ensure sustained progress throughout.

Why study Maths?

All universities and employers will want you to have a grade 4 in maths at GCSE.

Studying maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives. Practically, maths helps us put a price on things, create graphics, build websites, build skyscrapers and generally understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions.

Maths is good for pretty much any career and gives you bags of skills. People with good Maths qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, the civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few

How would I learn?

Maths is one of the best subjects to develop your analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Not only will studying maths help give you the knowledge to tackle scientific, mechanical, coding and abstract problems, it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects, managing budgets and even debating effectively. We will make sure in lessons to develop these skills by talking about practical applications and through investigations

Science Curriculum Map

Year 7

Autumn 1
Building number skills
Autumn 2
Multiplication and division
Spring 1
Geometry
Spring 2
Fractions
Summer 1
Algebra
Summer 2
Applications

Year 8

Autumn 1
Number
Autumn 2
Algebra
Spring 1
Geometry
Spring 2
Applications of number
Summer 1
3D Geometry
Summer 2
Statistics

Year 9 Higher

Autumn 1
Applied Number
Autumn 2
Probability and Ratio
Spring 1
Algebra
Spring 2
Geometry
Summer 1
Algebra
Summer 2
Geometry

Year 9 Foundation

Autumn 1
Applied Number
Autumn 2
Probability and Ratio
Spring 1
Algebra
Spring 2
Geometry
Summer 1
Algebra
Summer 2
Geometry

Year 10 Higher

Autumn 1
Number and Rates
Autumn 2
Algebra
Spring 1
Statistics
Spring 2
Non-Linear Algebra
Summer 1
Geometry
Summer 2
Geometry

Year 10 Foundation

Autumn 1
Advanced number
Autumn 2
Advanced Algebra
Spring 1
Probability and Statistics
Spring 2
Algebra
Summer 1
Geometry
Summer 2
Applied maths

Year 11 Higher

Autumn 1
Number
Autumn 2
Algebra/Number
Spring 1
Algebra
Spring 2
Geometry and stats
Summer 1
Countdown
Summer 2
Exams

Year 11 Foundation

Autumn 1
Number
Autumn 2
Number and Algebra
Spring 1
Stats and Geometry
Spring 2
Number and algebra
Summer 1
Countdown
Summer 2
Exams

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

Edexcel

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 100% 100%
  • Coursework 0% 0%

Exam Structure:

Three (3) written papers

Each paper lasts:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Foundation)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Higher)

Each paper contains 80 marks

  • Papers 1F and 1H: Non-calculator, Papers 2F, 3F and 2H, 3H Calculator allowed

Tiered papers:

  • Foundation Tier grades 1 – 5 available
  • Higher Tier grades 4 – 9 available

Useful Website Links:

Recommended Revision Guides:

REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Guide
 
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REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Guide

Author:
Pearson
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REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Guide
 
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REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Guide

Author:
Pearson
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Revise Edexcel Gcse (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Workbook
 
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Revise Edexcel Gcse (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Workbook

Author:
Pearson
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Revise Edexcel Gcse (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Workbook
 
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Revise Edexcel Gcse (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Workbook

Author:
Pearson
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Workbook
 
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Workbook

Author:
Pearson
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Bootcamp: Exam-fit in 10 hours
 
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Bootcamp: Exam-fit in 10 hours

Author:
Pearson
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Bootcamp: Exam-fit in 10 hours
 
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Bootcamp: Exam-fit in 10 hours

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Pearson
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Model Answer Workbook
 
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Model Answer Workbook

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Pearson
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Model Answer Workbook
 
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Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Model Answer Workbook

Author:
Pearson
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REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Cards
 
Name:

REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Cards  

Author:
Pearson
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REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Cards
 
Name:

REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Revision Cards

Author:
Pearson
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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Practice Papers Plus: for the 2015 qualifications
 
Name:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Practice Papers Plus: for the 2015 qualifications

Author:
Pearson
Available from School Office:
 
REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Practice Papers Plus: for the 2015 qualifications
 
Name:

REVISE Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation Practice Papers Plus: for the 2015 qualifications

Author:
Pearson
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