**Mathematics GCSE**

At Wythenshawe Campus we work hard to deliver an education that is personalised for each pupil with the following aims and objectives.

#### **What is covered on the course?**

Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context

Algebra Notation, vocabulary & manipulation Graphs Solving equations & inequalities

Statistics Interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets use appropriate graphical representations and use appropriate measures of central tendency and spread

Ratio, proportion and rates of change freely between related standard units of measure Use scale factors Equality of ratios

Geometry & measures Properties & constructions Mensuration & calculation Vectors

Probability Record describe and analyse the frequency of outcomes of probability events Relate relative expected frequencies to theoretical probability,

Numbers Structure & Calculation Fractions, decimals & percentages Measures & accuracy

** Assessment**

Is in form of 3 terminal papers, Paper 1 - lasting 1 hour 30 minutes and Paper 2 & 3 lasting 1 Hour and 45 Minutes, taken in June of Year 11. Two papers allows the use of a calculator.

There are two levels of entry:

Higher tier tests skills and knowledge from Grade 4 to 9 (A*-C). Lower tier test skills and knowledge from Grades 1 to 5 (D-G).