Exam board and helpful website address.
AQA GCSE Mathematics www.aqa.org.uk/qualifications.php
Part of the Gateway phase, Maths is taught discretely to each group. The curriculum covers a variety of topics with as many as possible linking to how Maths is used in everyday life.
Currently taught by the Maths team, next year to be the final year of the Gateway. Year 8 extend topics covered in Year7 and begin new topics in algebra, data handling, shape and space and number.
This is a continuation of topics in Year 8 and the first year of the GCSE course.
The second year of the GCSE course, students will sit a linear Maths GCSE in June. The results of their year 10 GCSE will inform choices for Maths in Year 11.
Currently the final year that a modular GCSE can be sat.
Year 11 have the following exams:
- 2012 Nov 6th Unit 1 exam worth 80 marks
- 2013 Jan 11 & 15 – A separate linear GCSE exam
- 2013 Mar 4th Unit 2 resit exam worth 100 marks [highest mark counts]
- 2013 Jun 14th Unit 3 exam worth 120 marks.
Total available marks = 300, students will need 180 [60%] for a C grade.
Year 12 are studying AS level Mathematics, following the AQA specification.
Core Units 1 and 2 (C1 & C2) are compulsory. In addition we are studying towards Decision Maths Unit 1 (D1).
In Year 13, in order to convert to a full A level qualification, we will embark on A2 Core Units 3 and 4 (C3 & C4) as well as one other Unit to be chosen from Statistics 1 (S1), Mechanics 1 (M1) and Decision 2 (D2). The choice of unit will be influenced by the needs of the students in the group, dependent on the other subjects they are studying at A level and on their likely Higher Education choices.