GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics at NUAST

Year 10 & 11 — AQA GCSE Mathematics (Linear 8300)

The AQA GCSE in Mathematics qualification (Grade 1 to 9) encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. The qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

AQA GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (awarding grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (awarding grades 4 – 9). Grade 5 is considered the access grade by most Sixth form colleges, which is more demanding than the old Grade C. See the grade conversion document from Ofqual.

‚ÄčThe content studied in mathematics can be classified into broad topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the ability to:

  • acquire and use problem-solving strategies
  • select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Assessment by examination only:

Students must take three question papers at the same tier.

All question papers must be taken in the same examination period of time.

Further information including the full specification and a Student and Parent Guide can be found at https://allaboutmaths.aqa.org.uk/newspec8300

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