GCSE Mathematics

Why study GCSE Maths

From seemingly basic activities like measuring ingredients to bake a cake or working out how much it will cost for an extra 500mb of data on your phone to detailed calculations for building a house or developing a network that links up millions of people, Maths is an integral part of our lives.

Maths provides us with a language of numbers, symbols and formulae to describe, understand and create the world around us and to predict how things might change over time and circumstance. It is an excellent subject to help develop your problem-solving, analytical and research skills.

GCSE Maths at Ashbourne

Ashbourne’s Maths Faculty is home to a fantastic team of specialist Maths teachers who have helped our students consistently achieve outstanding results. At Ashbourne, Maths is viewed as a key subject equipping students with vital skills they will be able to carry with them throughout their lives.

Which syllabus do we follow?
Ashbourne follows the Edexcel specification for GCSE Maths.

Who teaches this course?
Richard Clark
MMaths integrated masters (Bath University); PGCE Secondary Maths (Oxford University)

Richard has experience teaching Maths from pre-GCSE level all the way up to first year undergraduate. He has taught in both state and private sector schools in the UK and Australia. Richard also worked as a software developer for a company providing services for major UK retailers. He currently teaches GCSE and A level Maths at Ashbourne.

Gabriella Li
BSc Maths; PGCE Education (Durham)

Gabriella is not only passionate about bringing her expertise in Maths to the classroom but also shares stories about the subject, its history and related areas, such as music, on her own ‘maths channel’. She has six years’ experience and a comprehensive theoretical foundation for effective teaching.

Josh Ray
MSci Chemistry (Imperial College, London)

Josh brings his passion for Maths and science to the classroom coming from a background in the corporate world. He has experience teaching Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

What is covered in this course?

You will explore the key elements and principles relating to the topics below:

  • number (structure and calculation; fractions, decimals and percentage; and measures and accuracy)
  • algebra (notation, vocabulary and manipulation; graphs; solving equations and inequalities; and sequences)
  • ratio, proportional and rates of change
  • geometry and measures (properties and constructions; mensurations and calculation; and vectors),
  • probability
  • statistics.

You will learn how to answer all types of exam questions and get plenty of past paper practice. You sit three final exams (1 hour 30 each) covering all topics.

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