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The programme of study will cover topics in number, algebra, ratio and

proportion, geometry and measures, probability and statistics. Essentially the

work is a continuation and extension of the topics covered in KS3. Pupils will

develop a positive attitude, confidence and competence in Mathematics.

This will be done by developing:

1. Fluent knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and

concepts.

2. Skills to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve

problems.

3. Ability to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw

conclusions.

4. Ability to comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information

in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Pupils will demonstrate the ability to apply Mathematics to everyday situations.

Assessment: Most pupils’ work will be assessed continually during the course by

means of internal tests. The GCSE exam is sat at the end of the course.

Equipment: You are required to equip and familiarise yourself with the use of

appropriate equipment, i.e. protractor, pair of compasses, pen, pencil, ruler and

scientific calculator. You will have the option of purchasing equipment from the

Maths Office.

Progression: A good grade at GCSE Mathematics will help pupils access a

Mathematics AS/A2 Level or other Maths based subjects.

Core curriculum - New GCSE Mathematics

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