Head: Terri-Ann Parkin
Contact the Head Of Maths here: foxyform
USEFUL SUBJECT LINKS
BBC Bitesize – Revision resources for pupils in Year 7 to 9
BBC GCSE Bitesize – Revision resources for GCSE pupils
Edexcel – Information on the GCSE syllabus followed by our pupils including past papers
eMaths – Resources for pupils to aid revision, games and past papers
The following websites require passwords; please ask your class teacher if you are unsure of your password:
MyMaths – Lessons, revision material and homework
Maths Watch –Videos and worksheets for all GCSE topics
Active Maths – Games and online worksheets for various maths topics
Super Maths World – Games and mini-tests for various maths topics
All pupils follow the National Curriculum with coverage over the 4 broad areas of mathematics; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
Aims of the Course
All pupils follow the Edexcel Linear Course (1MA0) with some pupils following the OCR Entry Level course as well.
Aims of the Course
KS4 Course Content
The GCSE is taught as a linear course during the last half term of Year 9 and throughout Years 10 and 11. Pupils will sit two examinations at the end of Year 11, one calculator paper and one non-calculator paper, 1hour 45 minutes each. Pupils progress through the content at their own rate depending on their mathematical ability. Pupils in upper sets will therefore be expected to cover the higher extension material, whereas pupils in lower sets will concentrate on the core curriculum.
Pupils are no longer assessed purely on their mathematical knowledge. The questions in the exam now contain the following:
There is also a Functional element the GCSE (real life maths problems).
Typically, pupils in sets 1 to 4 will be entered for the Higher examination paper (grades A* to D) and all other pupils for the Foundation (grades C to G). The content for the course (along with the examination details) is as follows, (content in bold is for higher specification only):
Geometry & Measures