Mathematics is a beautiful scientific language which has elegance and precision. Students are able to structure arguments logically, show flair and creativity in problem solving, and develop the ability to analyse and interpret results.
Maths GCSE (AQA:8300)
All students will be entered for the Higher tier (grades 4 – 9), meaning that all students cover the same content and have opportunities to develop their problem solving skills during Years 7 to 11.
The GCSE consists of three written papers. Content from any part of the specification may be assessed on any of the papers. On each paper there will be a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases throughout the papers.
Each written paper is 1 hour 30 minutes and is worth 80 marks, which is 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment.
Paper 1 is non-calculator and Papers 2 and 3 allow a calculator to be used.
The Subject content is split into 6 areas:
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
Level 2 Certificate in Further Maths (AQA: 8360 for examination 2019 / 8365 for examination 2020 onwards)
Paper 1 - non-calculator (40%) Paper 2 - calculator (60%)
This is an optional GCSE which we will offer to high performing students in Year 11, especially those considering A-level Maths. The content is covered alongside the AQA GCSE content in lesson time. Those not taking the course continue to develop their problem solving skills and have the opportunity to consolidate work from the GCSE Maths course (8300)
Love Maths? Consider Maths A-level.