GCSE Mathematics

The programme consists of an examination of the relevant areas of the specification, a summary of the key facts and principles relevant to the area under study, past paper questions and reference, where instructive, to the Chief Examiner’s Reports. Students will receive tuition in all types of examination question, whether short answer questions, source based stimulus response questions or essays and techniques in preparing for and answering compulsory questions. Students can expect each week a minimum of 6 hours of classroom tuition plus one or two substantial pieces of homework based on previous past papers.

Which syllabus do we follow?

We follow the Edexcel specification for GCSE Maths.

What is the content about?

The content covered is divided into the following topics:
1. Number : Structure and calculation, Fractions, decimals and percentages, Measures and accuracy
2. Algebra : Notation, vocabulary and manipulation, Graphs, Solving equations and inequalities, Sequences
3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
4. Geometry and measures : Properties and constructions, Mensuration and calculation, Vectors
5. Probability
6. Statistics

How is the content examined?

Paper 1Paper 2Paper 3
Students will sit a 1 h 30 written exam, answering a range of question types. No calculator is allowed.
The topics covered are: 1. Number, 2. Algebra, 3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change, 4. Geometry and measures, 5. Probability, 6. Statistics
80 marks, 33% of GCSE
Students will sit a 1 h 30 written exam, answering a range of question types. Calculator allowed.
The topics covered are: 1. Number, 2. Algebra, 3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change, 4. Geometry and measures, 5. Probability, 6. Statistics
80 marks, 33% of GCSE
Students will sit a 1 h 30 written exam, answering a range of question types. Calculator allowed.
The topics covered are: 1. Number, 2. Algebra, 3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change, 4. Geometry and measures, 5. Probability, 6. Statistics
80 marks, 33% of GCSE

When do the exams take place?

The exams normally take place in May/June.