Students begin the new GCSE Mathematics qualification through the EDEXCEL Specification (1MA1). The higher Tier assess grades 9-4, whilst the Foundation tier assesses grades 5-1. All students will sit their GCSE Mathematics examination in June of year 11.
Students will use the Oxford University Press GCSE MATHS program of study. This consists of a homework book which must be brought to all lessons and full access to the online version of the textbook which includes additional support materials.
At Key Stage 4 we follow the EDXECEL Linear specification. The examination is assessed at two tiers. The Higher tier assesses Grades A*- D, whilst the Foundation tier assesses Grades G – C. Most students follow the Higher tier. At the end of Year 11, all pupils will sit a GCSE in Mathematics. We follow Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A (1MAO).
This qualification requires students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including:
- Understand the concepts included in Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics and Probability
- Use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts
- Apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations
We are also delivering the EDEXCEL Level 3 Award in Algebra with the Set 1 groups. This is to develop their Algebraic skills and assist in bridging the gap between the GCSE and A level syllabus.