GCSE Mathematics

The main areas we will cover in the course

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Geometry & Measure
  • Probability & Statistics

Skills you will need to demonstrate

  • knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • use problem-solving strategies;
  • select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, everyday and real-world situations
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

How you will be assessed

 Two end of course exams taken in June, each paper lasting 2 1/4 hours:Paper One: (non-calculator) 50% of the overall marks


Paper One: (non-calculator) 50% of the overall marks

The written paper will comprise a number of short and longer, both structured and unstructured questions which may be set on any part of the subject content of the specification. A number of questions will assess candidates’ understanding of more than one topic from the subject content.

A calculator will not be allowed for this paper.

Paper Two: (calculator) 50% of the overall marks

The written paper will comprise a number of short and longer, both structured and unstructured questions which may be set on any part of the subject content of the specification. A number of questions will assess candidates’ understanding of more than one topic from the subject content.

A calculator will be allowed for this paper.


Resources and equipment you will need for the course

  • A4 ring-binder folder
  • Set of separators or dividers (label sections using topic areas above + ‘assignments’)
  • Pen
  • Pencil – sharp for drawing graphs
  • Paper
  • Graph paper
  • Calculator (scientific) 
  • Good quality geometry set

For new grading structure refer to Grading new GCSE 2017

Course Textbook (requirement for the course)

 Awarding Body