GCSE Mathematics 

Exam Board: AQA
Why study Mathematics?

GCSE Maths is a key requirement for the success of young people in the work place.  It provides them with the essential skills to reason, analyse and problem solve in different real world contexts.  Students will learn topics involving number, ratio, algebra, statistics and geometry.  There are no entry requirements and students of all abilities will be appropriately stretched and challenged.  Students will undergo formal assessment at the end of year 11 involving three exams that are an hour and a half long.  In preparation students will write termly mock exams starting in year 10. During the two years of study students will have the opportunity to participate in UKMT maths challenges and regional year 10 maths feasts.

The most able students will also have an opportunity to also study for a GCSE equivalent qualification in Further Maths.

The assessment of Maths GCSE is carried out at the end of Year 11, in the form of 2 exams in J567, and 3 exams in the new GCSE – in each case 1 exam is without a calculator. Nevertheless students will be assessed internally every half term. There is no coursework based asssessment.

Year 10 GCSE:
Autumn term:

Indices (1) – Standard Form - Fraction & Percentages – Formulae (1) – Angle Geometry - Data Handling

Spring term:

Data Analysis –Trigonometry (1) - Pythagoras Theorem – Equations (1) – Factorizing (1) - Probability (1) – Number patterns

Summer term:

Number system – Line graphs - Mensuration – Loci and Transformation

Year 11 GCSE:

Autumn term: 

Indices (2) - Surds – Ratios -Vectors – Inequalities – Quadratics Equations/Factorizing

Spring term: 

Data Analysis –Trigonometry (2) – Equations (2) - Probability – Completing the Square

Summer term: 

Exponentials/Proportion – Circle Theorems