# GCSEMathematics

### Unit Content

__The Higher course is divided into the following topic areas: __

Unit 1 - Number

Unit 2 - Algebra

Unit 3 - Graphs

Unit 4 – Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

Unit 5 – Geometry and Measures

Unit 6 – Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Unit 7 – Probability and Statistics

The Foundation course is divided into the following topic areas:

__ __Unit 1 - Number

Unit 2 - Algebra

Unit 3 - Graphs

Unit 4 – Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

Unit 5 – Shapes and Area

Unit 6 – Angles and Geometry

Unit 7 – Probability and Statistics

### Katherine

**Johnson**

"We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics."

### Stefan

**Banach**

"Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit."

### Albert

**Einstein**

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

### Course details

**AQA Grades 9-3 (Higher), or WJEC Grades 5-1 (Foundation)**

__AQA GCSE Mathematics (Higher) __

The higher tier course has three terminal examination papers, each worth 80 marks. Paper 1 is non-calculator then papers 2 and 3 are both calculator papers. Each paper is 90 minutes in duration. __WJEC GCSE Mathematics (Foundation)__

The foundation tier course has two terminal examination papers, each worth 120 marks. Paper 1 is non-calculator then paper 2 is a calculator paper. Each paper is 135 minutes in duration.