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Mathematics

COURSE CONTENT

Mathematics is an integral part of everyday life and it is essential that students obtain a qualification in Mathematics. To accommodate this, we are offering GCSE Mathematics at both Foundation and Higher tier.

·         GCSE Mathematics is a modular course

·         Students are required to sit 3 papers

The grade students can obtain depends on the tier they are entered for.

Higher   level:                 Grades      A*           A           B         C*        C          D         E 

Foundation level:            Grades      C            D           E         F          G  

 

 

Assessment Unit Combinations

Available Final GCSE Grades

Foundation Tier

M1 and M5

D – G

 

M2 and M6

C – F

Higher Tier

M3 and M7

B – E

 

M4 and M8

A* – C

 

Content

Assessment

Weightings

Foundation Tier M1 and M2

External written examination with calculator

1 hour 45 mins

45%

                          M5 and M6

Two external written examinations:

Paper 1 without calculator

1 hour 10 mins

Paper 2 with calculator

1 hour 10 mins

55%

Higher tier   M3 and M4

External written examination with calculator

1 hour 45 mins

45%

                    M7 and M8

Two external written examinations:

Paper 1 without calculator

1 hour 10 mins

Paper 2 with calculator

1 hour 10 mins

55%

Students must take at least 40 per cent of the assessment (based on unit weightings)

at the end of the course as terminal assessment.

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

Students who enjoy Mathematics and problem solving.

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

GCSE Mathematics is required by students who wish to study A’ Levels.