Edexcel What is the aim of the course? The Mathematics course aims to encourage 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.This course prepares students to make informed decisions about everyday problems and situations, such as the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.
What will you study in this subject?
In the GCSE Mathematics course you will start with the basics, learning to solve numerical problems and make calculations. You will learn about number systems and progress to algebraic equations, formulae, graphs and functions. You will also explore geometry, proportion and probability, allowing you to use these new skills in a functional manner. You will learn to collect and assess mathematical data and to use it to solve specific problems and interpret and assess the results. Through studying maths you will learn that it is about more than numbers: it's about thinking logically and being able to apply the principles you learn to everyday situations.
What skills will you use in this course?
Numeracy skills form the basis of this course, but in addition reading and writing skills are very important. The ability to represent, interpret and analyse problems will also be essential.
How will your work be assessed?
The GCSE Maths course at Langdon Academy starts in Year 9 and we enter students in Year 11 for either Foundation or Higher Tiers of entry. End of half-term assessments help the Maths Department to ensure that every student is achieving their potential. The examination board is Edexcel GCSE(1-9) 1MA1. It is a Linear Specification and there is NO controlled assessment. The exam comprises of three papers, one being non calculator followed by two calculator papers. All papers will be 1 hour 30 minutes long.
What qualifications will I get?
GCSE (9-1) Mathematics