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Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Key Stage 4 Mathematics

All students study Mathematics, the vast majority at GCSE.

 

GCSE Mathematics

What does the course involve?

Mathematics is taught in a variety of ways; whole class teaching, group work, individual work, investigations, problem solving and using ICT. Successful mathematics students enjoy tackling puzzles, solving problems and learn from their mistakes.  The course is a natural development and progression from the GCSE course you started in Year 9.  The three mathematics attainment targets are:

 

Use and apply standard techniques (A01)

Reason, interpret and communicate (A02)

Solve problems within Mathematics and other contexts (A03)

 

How will my work be assessed?

Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson

For GCSE mathematics, a 100% terminal rule applies. Students will follow this linear course where they will be externally examined in June 2020. Students will be entered at higher or foundation level. Level of entry will be finalised in January 2020.

 

What courses can this lead to in Post-16?

You will normally need to achieve grades 7-9 to continue on to A Level.

Mathematics is a fundamental skill required across many areas of employment, for example: Economics, Medicine, Engineering, Accountancy, Teaching, Child Care, Hairdressing, Fashion, ICT and

Environmental Studies.


Edexcel Functional Skills

A small number of students study this course. This is a pre-GCSE course for students who are struggling to work at a level 1 on GCSE.

What does the course involve?

Three main areas of mathematics are studied:

 Representing – selecting the mathematics and information to model a situation

 Analysing – processing and using mathematics

 Interpreting – interpret and communicate solutions to practical problems

How will my work be assessed?

Students will follow the Edexcel Functional Skills course. Students will be entered at the appropriate level, at the appropriate time, by their class teacher.  A pass for each unit is 75% of the marks awarded.

Entry Level 1

1 hr long

Internally Marked

Entry Level 2

1 hr long

Internally Marked

Entry Level 3

1.5 hr long

Internally Marked

Level 1

1.5 hr long

Externally Marked

Level 2

1.5 hr long

Externally Marked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What courses can this lead to in Post-16?

Students who achieve well, will also be entered for a GCSE in mathematics, Edexcel foundation level.

 

Year 10 Schedule of Work

Autumn Term

Teach

Units 8-11

Units 12-13

September to 12 November 2018

12 Nov to 21 Dec 2018

Test

Units 8-11

w/b 12 November 2018

 

Spring Term

Teach

Unit 14

Units 15-16

Revise units 1-16

January 2019

February to 14/15 March 2019

16 March 2019 onwards

Test

Units 12-14

w/b 4 February 2019

Test

Units 15-16

14/15 March 2019

Parents Evening

 

w/b 18 March 2019

 

Summer Term

Teach

Revise Units 1-16

April to 1 July 2019

Test

 

Units 1-16 in exam venue

w/b 1 July 2019

 

Year 11 Schedule of Work

Autumn Term

Teach

Units 17-20

Linear Past Papers

 

September – December 2018

December 2018 – January 2019

Test

Units 17-20

w/b 10 December 2018

 

Spring Term

Teach

Revise Units 1-20. 

·    Use new spec practice papers

·    Use topic revision

 

 

Test

Mock Exam Units 1-20 in exam venue.

 

w/b 21 January 2019  and

w/b 28 January 2019

Parents Evening

 

w/b 25 February 2019

 

Summer Term

Teach

Revise Units 1-20 

·      Use new spec practice papers

·      Use topic revision

 

 

Test

Second Mock Exam (in class)

w/b 22 April 2019

GCSE EXAM

GCSE Maths Exams

Paper 1 (Non-Calculator)      1h 30m

Paper 2 (Calculator)               1h 30m

Paper 3 (Calculator)               1h 30m

 

Exam dates:

21 May 2019

6 June 2019

11 June 2019