Maths 2
All pupils follow a three year course (Y9 – Y11) of Mathematics at the higher tier of the Edexcel Mathematics (1MA1) syllabus which covers grades 9 – 4. The course builds on the content, knowledge and skills developed in the Key Stage 3 Program of Study for Mathematics. The aims of the course are that students:
  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
Mental calculation is encouraged as calculations without the aid of a calculator will be tested. Estimation, understanding of 3-D shape, practical activities, use of ICT and data collection may also be incorporated into schemes of work. The qualification contains:
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics.
The assessment of the GCSE course will be three written papers each contributing 33.3% of the qualification. Paper one will be non-calculator and papers two and three will be calculator. All papers will be taken in the summer of Year 11.