Mathematics

GCSE mathematics broadly falls into three categories

1. Algebra

2. Number

3. Data handling

4. Shapes, Space and Measure

In Year 11, students will follow either Foundation (Grades 1-5) or Higher Tier (Grades 4-9), depending on their ability level.  Regardless of their tier, all students will sit two Calculator papers and One non-calculator paper.

Module Year 9
1

Powers and roots

Quadratics

Indices and standard form

Expressions and formulae

Number calculations

Sequences and equations

2

Inequalities, equations and formulae

Collecting and analysing data

Dealing with data

Multiplicative reasoning

Statistics

Fractions, decimals and percentages

3

Multiplicative reasoning

Non-linear graphs

Constructions

Equations, inequalities and proportionality

Geometry in 2d and 3d

Algebraic and real-life graphs.

4

Accuracy and measures.

Circles, Pythagoras and prisms.

Multiplicative reasoning.

5

Graphical solutions

Trigonometry

Sequences and graphs

Probability

Algebraic and geometric formulae

Probability

6

Mathematical reasoning

Comparing shapes

Polygons and transformations

Module Year 10
1

Foundation

Averages and range

Perimeter, area and volume 1

Higher

Area and volume

Transformation and constructions

2

Foundation

Graphs

Higher

Equations and inequalities

3

Foundation

Transformations

Higher

Probability

4

Foundation

Ratio and proportion

Higher

Multiplicative reasoning

5

Foundation

Right-angled triangles

Higher

Similarly and congruence

More trigonometry

6

Foundation

Probability

Multiplicative reasoning

Higher

Further statistics

Year 11 GCSE Topics Higher Tier
1 Number problems and reasoning.  This will include work with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion.
2 Algebra.  This will include algebraic manipulation, equations and inequalities, sequences and functions.
3 Data handling.  This will include a variety of statistical analysis and presentation methods.
4 Shape and Space.  This will include angles, triangles, transformations and constructions.
5 Mixed revision
   
  Foundation Tier
1 Number.  This will include work with rounding, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion.
2 Algebra.  This will include algebraic manipulation, equations and inequalities and sequences.
3 Data handling.  This will include averages as well as a range of statistical diagrams and their interpretation.
4 Shape and Space.  This will include a variety of work with 2D and 3D shapes such as area, angles, transformation and constructions.
5 Mixed revision

There will also be frequent applied and functional tasks in order to improve students’ ability to think for themselves, apply the topics learned and form strategies (A02).

A02: Analysing problems presented as “larger” questions, where the traditional step by step question structure has been removed.  Putting subject skills and facts to use in the context of solving problems.  Using strategies to break down problem into a series of manageable tasks.  Spotting rules and patterns and communicating these mathematically.  Pupils are expected to know more formulae as there are no formulae sheets given.  However, some questions will include the necessary formulae.

Assessment:

Objective A01: (Content)

Weighting 50% spread between both papers.

Objective A02: Assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of processing information.

Examinations:

2 Calculator Papers and

A Non-Calculator Paper

Foundation

(Grades 1-5, formerly Grades G-C)

Higher

(Grades 4-9, formerly grades D-A*)

 

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