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GCSE Maths

Mathematics is an essential subject at GCSE for all students.  It teaches reasoning, precision and the ability to understand abstract ideas, in addition to basic numeracy and algebra.  This is why it is valued highly by employers and providers of further education.

One third of all written papers in Maths are done without a calculator. Students must have their own calculator for harder calculations, but need to be able to do arithmetic for themselves. Our recommended scientific calculator is the Casio FX-83GTCW.


Higher tier: Grades 9 to 3

Foundation tier: Grades 5 to 1

All students follow a Linear Syllabus (AQA).  Students will sit three external examinations at the end of Y11.  There is no coursework element in Mathematics.

Students in Sets 1 and 2 may also study the AQA GCSE Further Mathematics qualification (AQA).

Further Education and Career Opportunities:  

Maths is a qualification that is highly valued by sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeship providers. Doing well in Maths proves that you are numerate, resilient, logical and able to learn new processes and solve problems – skills that are in high demand whatever your chosen career path. Post GCSE, Maths is also the most popular A Level choice in the country. This is because it is seen as a prestigious A Level and can lead to further study in lucrative careers such as Engineering, Science, Accountancy, Finance and more.

Examining Board:



Mr Stewart