Students study a three year GCSE course designed to prepare them for when they sit the 2015 specification GCSE exam in year 11. The course is divided into four topics, Number, Algebra, Shape and Space and Handling Data. It provides the skills required to apply mathematics to everyday life and an introduction to more advanced methods for those who want to take the subject further.
The new GCSE Mathematics qualification is assessed by three ninety minute papers. Calculators are allowed in papers two and three. There is no coursework assessment.
All students are entered for the Higher Tier paper (graded 1 to 9).
The examination board is Edexcel