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Mathematics GCSE Resit at Raynes Park High School

Course description

Mathematics provides a powerful universal language and an intellectual toolkit for abstraction, generalisation and synthesis. It is of central importance to a modern society as Mathematics underpins the knowledge of the economy and is the language of science to enable us to develop new technologies.

Mathematical skills are highly valued and sought after by a variety of employers. Mathematics disciplines the mind, develops logical and critical reasoning and develops problem-solving skills to a high degree. Employment surveys show that graduates in mathematical subjects are in increasing demand in the UK economy

Course content

There are 5 main strands to the mathematical content of GCSE Mathematics:

Number, Algebra,  Ratio/Proportion & rates of Change, Geometry & Measures, Statistics & Probability.

Functional elements have been embedded in the course so that students are able to use mathematics in real-life contexts.

In their ‘Using and Applying’ of Mathematics students will develop their thinking skills so they will learn how to form convincing arguments, to justify findings and general statements and to work logically towards results and solutions

Assessment

Students will be examined in June with three written papers  – One non calculator & two with calculator

Future opportunities

A grade A or B at GCSE Mathematics leads on to A level Maths at RPHS as well as other courses such as Economics and the Sciences. Possible future careers include Accountancy, Finance, Engineering, Architecture, and Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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