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Mathematics Key Stage 4

GCSE Mathematics [Exam Board: Edexcel] 

GCSE Mathematics is a reformed GCSE (2015 onwards) and is graded 1 - 9.

The system of setting used in school leads students through the levels of the National Curriculum at a rate appropriate to their ability. The current setting arrangements will be thoroughly reviewed at the end of Year 9, taking into account teacher assessments and performance in the standardised tests. The setting arrangements at the start of Year 10 will give an indication of the likely tier of entry, although final decisions will not be made until around Christmas in Year 11.

Independent Study forms an essential part of the preparation for GCSE. Students should have their own scientific calculator which should be one that the examination board allows for use during examinations.


What content is covered?


The programmes of study in the Mathematics syllabus for GCSE cover the areas of number, algebra, shape and space, handling data and using and applying Mathematics.


How will I be assessed?


Mathematics is assessed through written examination papers set in two tiers. At each tier there are three papers, one of which is a non-calculator paper and the other two calculator papers.


Paper 1: 80 marks                  Non-Calculator                            90 mins                   33.3%

Paper 2: 80 marks                  Calculator                                    90 mins                   33.3%

Paper 3: 80 marks                 Calculator                                     90 mins                   33.3%


Further information:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics syllabus


For further information please contact the school or speak to Mr R Lunnun (Head of Mathematics) at the school.

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