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Mrs. Hill-Parker

Team Leader

  Miss. Russell   Mr. Burns   Miss. Thorne   Dr. Turnock  

 

Key Stage 3

Learning Aims (Detailed assessment framework)

  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Statistics

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board : Edexcel Logo

 

Assessment Requirements:
Mathematics GCSE is assessed at the end of the course in Year 11 by three final examinations; a non-calculator paper and two calculator papers.

 

Course Outline:
The Mathematics GCSE course objectives are classified under five strands of study;
• Number
• Algebra
• Geometry
• Statistics
• Ratio, proportion and rates of change

There is a strong emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning.

Learning builds directly on from the KS3 course to advance pupils' learning and understanding of Mathematics. There are two tiers of entry for the examinations at the end of the course; either Foundation (levels 1-5) or Higher (levels 4-9). Pupils are placed into ability sets based upon their performance during Key Stage 3 and it is expected that pupils who achieve at least a level 5a at the end of Key Stage 3 will study the higher tier course.

 

Expectations:
All pupils must attend lessons with the appropriate equipment. This includes a pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, pair of compasses and a scientific calculator (we recommend the Casio fx83 –GT).

Home learning tasks will be set weekly. These will be a mixture of consolidation tasks, revision tasks, research tasks, and online tasks. It is essential that pupils complete and submit home-learning on time and to the best of their ability as it forms an essential part of their learning.

 

Career Opportunities:
A good pass at GCSE Grade 5 demonstrates to colleges and employers that an individual is numerate and can apply a logical and structured approach to problem solving. The list of careers available to mathematics graduates is enormous, as a degree in mathematics is recognised as evidence of excellent problem solving skills and learning capacity suitable to most career paths.

 

Extra-curricular activities relevant to this subject:
Booster maths enrichment, UKMT Maths Challenge.