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Mathematics GCSE
Course Overview
• The study of GCSE mathematics teaches patience, discipline and
step-by-step problem solving skills.
• For those with a substantial background in mathematics, an unlimited
number of career opportunities are available. Almost all of the top
fifty jobs in the “best” jobs list require mathematical knowledge and
reasoning.
• GCSE mathematics will therefore provide pupils with a solid foundation
in the subject, ensuring that they are well prepared for the challenges of
everyday life, and for further study.
Course Content
• Pupils will follow the Edexcel linear route and sit two calculator and one
non-calculator exams at the end of a three year course. The exam will
cover a range of skills across the strands of algebra, number, statistics,
geometry, measurement, ratio, proportion and rates of change.
Problem- solving skills will be tested in all three exams.
Special Requirements
• All students will need a pen, pencil, ruler and a scientific calculator.
Exam Details
• There are three exams, each lasting for 1 hour 30 minutes.
• There are two tiers available;
• Foundation tier (grades 1-5) Useful for...
• Higher tier (grades 4-9)
All careers will require
GCSE mathematics to a
competent level.
Examination 100%
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