KS4 Maths2018-02-15T19:18:11+00:00

KS4 Maths

Maths at Key Stage 4 Core
 

Outline of course and examples of learning outcomes:

  • activities that ensure students become familiar and confident performing a range of calculations
  • solving familiar and unfamiliar problems in a range of numerical, algebraic and graphical contexts
  • using standard mathematical notation
  • developing reasoning and enquiry skills within practical and statistical contexts
  • using ICT tools to solve problems and present and analyse data
  • applying maths concepts to a range of life skills situation.

Learners will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding, in accordance with the Mathematics National Curriculum, through:

Learning Organisation

This is a two – year course, which develops Mathematical skills and knowledge under 6 broad areas of study:

  • Number,
  • algebra,
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • geometry and measures,
  • statistics

Examination Organisation

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier.  One of these papers will be a non-calculator paper and the other two will be calculator papers.  All of these will be 1hr 30 minutes long.

In addition to the maths GCSE, you will be given the opportunity to gain a Money Management and Using Data qualification, both of which are assessed by examination. 

Regular internal assessments will be undertaken to help track progress through the course. These will not count towards the final GCSE grades.  Students will be able to continue their study –to AS or A-level Mathematics at college.  Alternatively they may wish to use their mathematics within a different context, such as a post-16 qualifications in vocational skills. 

Assessment Organisation 100% by examination
Regular internal assessments will be undertaken to help track progress through the course. These will not count towards the final GCSE grades.
Students will be able to continue their study –to AS or A-level Mathematics at college.  Alternatively they may wish to use their mathematics within a different context, such as a post-16 qualifications in vocational skills. Associated employment – many employers demand a C at GCSE Maths as essential for employment.

Home learning support for subject can be found on the following websites: www.bbc.co.uk/maths/gcse/‎