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GCSE Mathematics

What qualification will this course lead to?

GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel)

What topics will I study?

Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics, Probability

What understanding and skills will I develop?

GCSE Mathematics has changed to assess the new Key Stage 4 programme of study and places an emphasis on problem-solving, functionality and mathematical thinking. There will be a much greater emphasis in examinations on the assessment of applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems, and some questions will be set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world. Students may be asked to answer questions on, for instance, decorating a room or designing a garden, or perhaps paying bills or sorting out rotas for shop staff.

How will I be assessed?

The GCSE will be entirely assessed by written examination, which means that no coursework will be expected from any student.

What can this course lead to?

A pass in GCSE Mathematics (along with one in GCSE English) is often vital for entrance to training for any number of careers. Whether you plan to go on to work, AS or A levels or other further studies, a good understanding of maths will be useful to you. Number skills are required for all sorts of everyday situations. thinking like a mathematician will help to improve your problem-solving and decision-making skills.