GCSE Maths

Course Overview

During Years 10 and 11 you will be studying for your GCSE in Maths. Getting a good grade in Maths will keep your options open for A-Level, look great on your CV and equip you with some vital skills. Research by the government shows that people with good basic maths skills are much more likely to succeed in the work place, so work hard now to get the best grade you can.


All pupils will sit two papers at the end of the course, i.e. summer 2017. One is a non-calculator paper and one is a calculator paper. Each paper is worth 100 marks and worth 50% of the overall grade. The overall score from the two papers combined determines a candidate’s grade.

Potential Pathways (Post-16)

You might be thinking about staying on at Sixth Form after Year 11. A-Level Maths is a requirement if you want to go on and study subjects such as maths, statistics, physics or accounting at university. However, you are also more likely to succeed at many other degrees if you have done A-Level Maths. For example geography, psychology, medicine and sports science degrees all use advanced maths skills. A-Level Maths is also highly respected by employers and admissions tutors at universities, making it an incredibly useful qualification.

Potential Career Routes

I know it may seem a long way off, however a maths degree will help you to become a highly sought after graduate. Apart from the obvious sectors such as finance and IT, maths graduates go into a wide range of fields. From transport planning to analysing drug trials, science journalism or modelling climate change, maths graduates can go into virtually any area due to their training in problem solving and analytical thinking. You will find maths graduates at the top end of business or behind the logistics planning of major supermarkets; hundreds even work for government intelligence.

Did you know that people with maths qualifications have some of the lowest unemployment rates and those with A-Level Maths earn on average around 10% more than those without (around £240,000 over an average lifetime)?

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