GCSE Mathematics

What Will I Learn?

Students will study the following topics. Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry, Probability and Statistics.

There are 3 assessment objectives:

  1. Use and apply standard techniques.
  2. Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically.
  3. Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts.

How Am I Assessed?

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. The information in the table below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.

What Career Options Do I Have?

Engineering, Computing, Finance, Business, Mathematical modelling and Statistics.

“Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences” (Roger Bacon)