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Qualification: Mathematics GCSE      
Exam Board/Specification:  Pearson  

This linear course leads to a single GCSE qualification.

  • Working with numbers & number system
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measures and accuracy


  • Expressions and equations
  • Sequences and linear functions
  • Graphical methods
  • Solving problems with algebra

Statistics and Probability

  • The data handling cycle
  • Data collection
  • Data presentation and analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Probability  

Geometry and Measures

  • Properties of angles and shape
  • Geometrical reasoning and calculation
  • Measures and construction
  • Mensuration and calculation

 Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

  • Use of scale factor  
  • Divide or share in a specific ration  
  • Compound measures (speed, density)  
  • Solve problems involving direct and inverse proportion  

There are NO controlled assessments

Three externally assessed exams:

All three exams are one hour and 30 minutes
Paper 1 is a non-calculator exam paper
Paper 2 and Paper 3 allow the use of calculators
All content is covered on each exam paper
Each exam paper will have a range of questions

In this course you will be taught the knowledge,  skills and understanding through mental and written calculation, discussion work, practical activities and solving problems.  

Progression opportunities:

A level 2 qualification in GCSE Further Mathematics is offered as a twilight course as an opportunity to stretch and challenge the more able student.

After completing your GCSE you will be able to move on to Level 3 to study A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies at John Cleveland Sixth Form or other providers.

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