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Mathematics - GCSE at Thurston Community College

Course description

Exam Board: EDEXCEL 2MB01

Course content

The syllabus is based on the National Curriculum for Mathematics. This contains four attainment targets which cover the full range of achievement from grades A* to G.

Number

Algebra

Geometry and Measures

Probability and Statistics

Assessment

Coursework

There is no coursework in GCSE mathematics.

Written Examination

The modular syllabus comprises three examination papers;

Paper

Code

Type

Length

Weighting

Unit 1

5MB1F/H

Non-calculator

75 minutes

30%

Unit 2

5MB2F/H

Calculator

75 minutes

30%

Unit 3

5MB3F/H

Calculator

90/105 mins

40%

The content required for Units 1 and 2 will be completed in year 10 and the students will be entered for their Unit 2 exam in March and their Unit 1 exam in June. Year 11 is set aside to complete Unit 3.

All courses give students the opportunity to achieve a grade at GCSE. You will be entered for the exam at one of two different tiers of assessment:

A*

Higher

A

B

C

Foundation

D

E

F

G

There is the option for students to be entered for different units at different tiers. This will be determined by your class teacher and will be chosen to ensure students fulfil their potential.

The set in which you are first placed in Year 10 does not automatically determine the level at which you will be entered for your GCSE examinations.

Further information

A range of methods are used, from formal class teaching to individual investigational work. Consolidation, which is an integral role, is completed through a variety of techniques; book work, tarsia puzzles, qwizdom activities, exam questions, self-review, homework tasks to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thurston Community College directly.

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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