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GCSE Maths

Curriculum Overview

During the Maths GCSE curriculum, we continue to develop the problem solving skills which pupils will have encountered throughout Key Stage 3.

In addition to continuing to foster links between maths and real life situations; we also emphasise and highlight careers in which the skills learnt in maths would be central. 

How will I be assessed?

Pupils will be assessed using GCSE grades 1 - 9. These grades will be used during large summative assessments, such as mock exams as well as during spotlight assessments. Other assessments, focusing on units will not be graded individually as it would not be appropriate to do so.

Pupils will sit a full mock GCSE paper in the summer term of Year 10.

There are 3 Maths GCSE Papers that students sit for their GCSE exams. Papers 2 and 3 allow the use of a calculator. Each paper lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Y10 Road Map - Foundation
Y10 Road Map - Higher
Y11 Road Map - Foundation
Y11 Road Map - Higher


All of the Knowledge Organisers and Personal Learning Checklists for the various modules at both Foundation and Higher can be found in the following documents:

Year 10

Year 10 GCSE Higher Knowledge Organiser
Year 10 GCSE Foundation Knowledge Organiser

Year 11

Year 11 GCSE Higher Knowledge Organiser
Year 11 GCSE Foundation Knowledge Organiser

Useful Links

Sparx Maths

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenges

Mathsgenie Past Exam Papers

Onmaths Practice Papers