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:
Indices (1) – Standard Form - Fraction & Percentages – Formulae (1) – Angle Geometry - Data Handling
Data Analysis –Trigonometry (1) - Pythagoras Theorem – Equations (1) – Factorizing (1) - Probability (1) – Number patterns
Number system – Line graphs - Mensuration – Loci and Transformation
Year 11 GCSE:
Indices (2) - Surds – Ratios -Vectors – Inequalities – Quadratics Equations/Factorizing
Data Analysis –Trigonometry (2) – Equations (2) - Probability – Completing the Square
Exponentials/Proportion – Circle Theorems