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Overview of the Subject

Mathematics is a compulsory subject however it is also one of the most highly regarded and a good grade in the subject will lead you into any chosen career path. You will gain the skills which will enable you to control your finances, travel to foreign countries and deal with everyday problems which involve numbers.



The Maths course in Years 7 and 8 aims to provide all students with the understanding of mathematical concepts and ability to apply that understanding in order to solve problems in real life. Students are given the opportunity to gain mathematical skills, develop their understanding and also to enjoy this essential subject. 



All students at GCSE will follow a scheme of work that has been designed to give them the best possible preparation for exam success, regardless of ability. Whether or not you intend to study Mathematics beyond this level, much of what we do in Years 9, 10 and 11 will be very useful to you for the rest of your life.

Key topics include:  Number; Algebra; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change; Geometry and Measures; Probability; and Statistics.

Edexcel and OCR examination boards are used.



Mathematics is a subject that can be combined well with both Art and Science subjects. It is highly valued by universities and colleges and can provide the student with skills which are invaluable to a whole range of other disciplines. It can also be fun and rewarding in its own right!

The course will consist of two core modules C1 and C2 and an application module. The core module topics include: algebraic manipulation, surds, trigonometric ratios in angles over 90 degrees, 3D coordinate geometry, geometric and arithmetic series, integration and differentiation and proof in mathematics. The application module taught is decision mathematics. This includes algorithims, critical path analysis, linear programming and matchings.

Edexcel examination board is used.


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