GCSE Mathematics (9-1)

Syllabus Title: Mathematics Linear (1mao)

Exam Board: Edexcel (edexcel.org.uk)

Exam detail: 100% written exam No coursework

The specification consists of 3 papers, each of them 1hour 30 minutes long and out of 80 marks at either Higher or Foundation Tier. All 3 papers will be taken at the end of the course in June 2018.
The specification for GCSE Maths uses different forms of learning and assessment, including a Functional skills element, to develop students’ ability to think mathematically and to apply Mathematics in work, further study and their personal lives.

Students will acquire basic transferable skills, such as the ability to: interpret and organise information ask questions solve problems choose a method or technique appropriate to a task communicate an argument.

Problem solving will be a key element, requiring students to make choices and develop strategies. The assessment objectives have changed, shifting focus from recall of prescribed content to applying facts and knowledge to demonstrate skills during problem solving.

Students will study the syllabus appropriate to their tier of entry as specified by the board. There are two tiers of entry:
Higher - leading to grades 4-9
Foundation - leading to grades 1-5

Paper

Content

Weighting

When?

1 Non Calculator

Statistics & Probability, Number & Algebra, Geometry & Measures Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

33 1/3 %

June 2018

2 Calculator   Allowed

Statistics & Probability, Number & Algebra, Geometry & Measures Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

33 1/3 %

June 2018

3 Calculator   Allowed

Statistics & Probability, Number & Algebra, Geometry & Measures Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

33 1/3 %

June 2018

Students will study one of the two tiers in Year 10 depending on their attainment during Key Stage3 (Years 7 to 9), a Year 9 exam and teacher assessment.

We aim to get the students in the correct set for the higher or foundation tier of entry but on rare occasions, some students may be moved to the other tier depending on their progress in termly assessments over the course.

PROGRESSION AT POST-16: RR6

RR6 provides an ideal environment for the students to continue their studies in          Mathematics, with highly experienced and dedicated staff on both sites and excellent   facilities.

Students can study Maths and Further Maths at A Level, both of which are on offer in our joint Sixth Form, RR6. Students will study the A level specification offered by the Edexcel Board. Apart from studying the 2 core units, C1 and C2, students will be offered the choice of Statistics or Mechanics (useful for those studying Physics A levels) at both sites.

Students may also choose to study other A Levels with significant mathematical content such as Economics, Business Studies, Chemistry and Physics.

Mathematics helps students improve their Problem solving, analytical, data handling and communication skills. These transferable skills can lead to exciting career opportunities in the financial sector, the actuarial profession, engineering, ICT, teaching and academia, to name just a few.

STAFF TO CONTACT:
Mrs Shenai (Head of Department)