Overview  
Pupils will follow the two-year Edexcel GCSE (1-9) Mathematics course. The GCSE specification in mathematics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society

 

The specification does this by enabling students to:

1. develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts

2. acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems

3. reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions

4. comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Content  
The content is taught under the heading of

 

Number

·         Structure and calculation

·         Fractions, decimals and percentages

·         Measures and accuracy

Algebra

·         Notation, vocabulary and manipulation

·         Graphs

·         Solving equations and inequalities

·         Sequences

Ratio, proportion and rates of change

 

Geometry and measures

·         Properties and constructions

·         Mensuration and calculations

·         Vectors

Probability

Statistics

Assessment  
Consists of 3 x 1 hour 30 minute papers, each containing 80 marks

 

The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.

Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.

Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed).

Further information  
Further information can be found using the link

 

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html