Mathematics

  • options maths
Type of course:  GCSE
 
How is the course assessed?
 
3 examinations (1 non-calculator, 2 calculator) (1.5 hours each) either entered for higher or foundation tier.
 
What topics/ units will you study?
 
The assessments will cover the following content headings:
1. Number
2. Algebra
3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
4. Geometry and measures
5. Probability
6. Statistics
 
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
 
All students will take this GCSE, as a secure grounding in mathematics will benefit everybody. Problem solving and logical reasoning skills will help students succeed.
 
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
 
The mathematics department runs numerous trips throughout the year. These include:
Stock Market Challenge, the UKMT Competition and various other mathematics challenges at local schools, colleges and universities.
The mathematics department also offers lunch-time Mind Sports and afterschool Code Breaking. The department is always keen to expand their extra-curricular offer so if there is a Math’s based club you would like to see then please ask.  There are also weekly revision and homework support sessions after school.
 
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
 
A good grade in GCSE mathematics will be regarded highly by all colleges, universities and potential future employers. Students hoping to participate in further study of Science, ICT and Business will require strong mathematical skills.
 
How will this course help you to get a job?
 
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound numeracy skills. They are also increasingly looking for employees who can display creative and logical problem solving skills in the face of challenges.
 
Who can you speak to for more information or if  you have any questions?
 
Mr Lane 2B8 or Mr Jones 1B10
 
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
 
"I love problem solving.  I like the fact my teacher always has something harder for me to do."
Year 10 student
 
"Working in groups and helping each other helps me."
Year 11 student