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Mathematics at King Edward VII

Course description

Course content

The GCSE course followed in Mathematics comprises of two and higher. You will be placed on the appropriate course based on your previous performance in the Y9 National Curriculum tests.

Levels of Entry

The Higher tier covers grades D - A*and is suitable for you if you achieve a level 6 or better in your Y9 National Curriculum tests.

The Foundation tier covers grades G - Cand is suitable for you if you achieve a level below 6 in your Y9 National Curriculum tests.

GCSE Mathematics changed in 2007 onwards and there is nowno coursework in GCSE Mathematics.

Most of the topics you do will be familiar as they revise and extend the work you have covered in your time at lower school.

The Course
The course consists of three examinations taken at different points throughout Years & .

Entry requirements



Examination One
The first few weeks of the course are extremely important, as you will be sitting your first module covering Statistics in mid Novemberof Y10. This is an external examination and form 18% of your final GCSE grade.

Examination Two
The remaining time in Y10 is spent on studying number skills, which reinforces and extends the key concepts you covered at Key Stage 3. This is likely to be examined in late June(Y10)and will form 27% of your final GCSE grade.

Examination Three
During Y11, you will study algebraic techniques and mathematics concerned with geometry. This means looking at angles, areas and properties of shapes.This is likely to be examined in early June and is worth 55% of your final GCSE grade.

Financial information

You are required to own a scientific calculator

Future opportunities

Further information

Necessary Equipment for GCSE Mathematics

You are required to own ascientific calculator. It is important that you are familiar with the functions in your machine and so we ask that you purchase calculators at the beginning of the course. Unfortunately we are unable to provide students with a calculator. The department policy is that we do not lend students calculators during examinations. As well as calculators, all students are expected to bring a pen, pencil and ruler to every lesson. Other mathematical equipment is provided by the department, but if you have your own, you will not have to share.

This course is able to be combined with other courses within a single application

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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