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GCSE Mathematics Information

Course Outline

The course covers the 4 main areas of Mathematics

  •  Number
  •  Algebra
  •  Shape, Space and Geometry
  •  Handling Data

Details

Students are entered for examinations within a tiered system.

 HIGHER TIER: Grades A* - D

 INTERMEDIATE TIER: Grades B - E

 FOUNDATION TIER: Grades C - G

Students will sit examinations in November of Year 11.

 

Examination and Coursework Requirements

Paper 1: Non calculator written paper (Higher & Intermediate Tier) 1 3/4 hrs, (Foundation Tier) 1 1/2 hrs Paper 2: Calculation written paper (Higher & Intermediate Tier) 1 3/4 hrs, (Foundation Tier) 1 1/2 hrs

 

Reasons for Studying Mathematics/Career Opportunities

Mathematics is a compulsory National Curriculum subject and is regarded as an essential qualification by many employers and higher / further education establishments.

Mathematics provides a sound basis for many occupations as well as an entry subject for higher/further education.

 

 

 

 

GCSE Mathematics Numeracy Information

Course outline The course covers 3 main areas of Mathematics

  • Number
  •  Measure
  •  Statistics

The course will assess the mathematics that learners will need in their everyday lives, in the world of work and in other general curriculum areas.

Details

Students are entered for examination within a tiered system.

HIGHER TIER Grades A* - D

INTERMEDIATE TIER Grades B – E

FOUNDATION TIER Grades D – G

 

Students will sit examinations in November of Year 11.

Examination and Coursework Requirements

Paper 1: Non calculator written paper 1 ¾ hours. Paper 2: Calculator written paper 1¾ hours.

 

 

Entry Level Mathematics

Details

The course is split into units. The units in the WJEC Entry Pathways are available at two levels, Entry 2 and Entry 3, which lead to two sizes of qualification:

  •  Award (8 or more credits)
  •  Certificate (13 or more credits)

The units available are:

  •  Introduction to Whole Numbers
  •  Working with Whole Numbers
  •  Working with Fractions
  •  Using Money
  •  Working with 2D and 3D Shapes
  •  Working with Measures
  •  Working with Angles and Position
  •  Data Handling

The course is assessed by means of a portfolio of evidence of students’ work.

They will complete tasks to be kept as evidence at the end of each unit.

 

Reasons for Studying Mathematics/Career Opportunities

Mathematics is a compulsory National Curriculum subject and is regarded as an essential qualification by many employers and higher / further education establishments.

Mathematics provides a sound basis for many occupations as well as an entry subject for higher/further education.