GCSE Course Outline
Why study mathematics?
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences - physics, computing, biology etc. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. Mathematics plays a vital, often unseen, role in many aspects of modern life, for example:
What does this course aim to do?
This qualification in Mathematics will encourage you to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in your own life and to society. This qualification prepares you to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.
What topics will I study?
What skills will I develop?
This course will give you the opportunity to develop the ability to:
How is it assessed?
The GCSE has 2 tiers of entry
Foundation for students aiming for new grades 1 to 5
Higher for students aiming for new grades 4 to 9
Comparison between old and new grades
Structure of the Course
The course will be taught for 3x 1 hour lessons per week. Homework is set at the end of each session and deadlines for admission must be adhered to.
In the assessments there is a greater emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, with more marks now being allocated to these higher-order skills.
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics: Higher Student Book
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