Maths has had a complete run through of the new GCSE syllabus.
As with other subjects, grades will be awarded from 9 (high) to 1 over two tiers.
Foundation tier is assessed at grades 1 - 5 and higher tier is assessed at grades 4-9. The course is examined in three terminal exams, each lasting 90 minutes with one non-calculator and two calculator papers. The most significant change to the maths syllabus is the removal of most of the formulae from the formula sheet. These need to be remembered! To help our students with this, key formulae have been printed in their planners to aid their memories.
The questions have also slightly changed focus with particular emphasis on the real life and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) applications of the topics covered. Students greatly benefit from having their own calculator to use in the exams and we particularly recommend calculators with a two-line function. (If in any doubt, please contact a member of the Maths team).
We regularly assess our students with past paper assessments taking place in January and June (Year 10) and November, January and April (Year 11) and half termly tests until Easter in year 9
|Examination Board: Edexcel|
|Key Stage 5|