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Mathematics GCSE at Stocksbridge High

Course content

Students will be entered for one of two tiers for which a range of grades is available.

Foundation: C, D,E,F,G (2 x 1 hour exam) Higher: A*, A, B, C, D (2 x 1 hour exam)

Students will be entered for the examination which best suits their abilities. The final decision will be made during Year 11. Some foundation students may have the opportunity to work towards an entry level certificate in Mathematics.

Students will be working in groups according to their Y9 progress. All students will be expected to attend with their exercise books and equipment such as pens, pencils, ruler and protractor. The use of a calculator is an essential part of the course. Students are encouraged to regularly use their own calculators. Students will be expected to complete homework on a regular basis.


Students take 3 modules throughout years 10 and 11.
Unit 1 Data Handling 20%
Unit 2 Algebra, Shape and Number 30%
Unit 3 Algebra, Shape and Number 50%

Future opportunities

Many opportunities arise at post 16 level to pursue mathematics at AS/A2 levels at college/6th form schools. Many vocational qualifications (NVQ, BTEC etc.) also include a core mathematical content.

Most jobs/careers have a mathematical element to them and therefore it is important that all students work hard to do as well as they can in this

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Last updated date: 02 October 2016
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