Mathematics is an exciting course that holds an emphasis on real life functional tasks and problem-solving. Pupils will learn a range of concepts and get the opportunity to practise transferring these to solve real life problems. The course will develop pupils' skills across the following areas. The grading has been changed from A*-G and now uses the new national 1-9 grading system where a grade 9 is the highest. It represents an old grade A**.
The GCSE Course followed is Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics (1MA1). Here is a breakdown of the examination papers:
The aims of the course are to enable pupils to:
- Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.
- Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.
- Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
- Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
Pupils are required to use formulae in many of the calculations. Some they are given on the Higher Tier. All pupils will benefit from becoming familiar with them. Pupils were provided with a formula sheet for the 2022 Summer exams, however, we are not yet aware that this will continue in future.