The GCSE in mathematics is designed to enable students to:
The GCSE Mathematics course covers the following topic areas:
A GCSE in mathematics is a basic entry requirement for most university courses and employment opportunities.
It supports many other courses of study including the physical and social sciences which rely heavily on the content covered in the mathematics syllabus. Students achieving higher grades can progress to study the subject at A-level and beyond.
Students will be assessed at either Foundation or Higher level depending on their ability in the subject.
The new system uses grades 9 to 1 and 9 will be the highest available grade i.e. equivalent to A*.
Students will sit three externally-assessed examinations at the end of their course; one without the use of a calculator and two with a calculator.