Mathematics GCSE

This course is Linear which means all topic areas are tested in three 1.5 hour exams at the end of the course. One paper is without a calculator and the other two using a calculator.

The course focuses on:

• Applying mathematics in context

• Problem solving

• Reasoning

Topics within Handling Data, Number, Algebra and Shape will be studied. You will estimate probability, calculate averages and represent data in charts and graphs. You will develop your arithmetic skills and build your confidence in handling different types of numbers, such as fractions, decimals and primes. You will learn how to draw graphs to represent real life problems. You will learn the properties of angles and different shapes, calculate how many litres of water fill your local swimming pool and find out why.

Throughout the course you will develop your problem solving skills and learn how to apply your knowledge to real life situations.