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

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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."

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Stefan
Banach

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

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Albert
Einstein

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

Course details

This course is graded as GCSE 

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

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Mathematics
Assessment

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.

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