Subject Area:



Head of Subject:

Mr C Rayner

Teaching staff:

Mrs C McCloskey
Mrs C Mirmolavi
Mrs E Davies
Miss L Rowe

Yr 9, 10 & 11 Course Title

GCSE Mathematics

KS4 Exam Board and Course Number

Edexcel 1MA0

Examination Information

Two written papers: each contributes 50% of the final grade

  • Tiered papers
  • Foundation Tier grades C-G available
  • Higher Tier grades A*-D available (E allowed)
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (Foundation papers)
  • 1 hour 45 minutes (Higher papers)
  • 100 marks on each paper
  • Paper 1F and 1H: Non-calculator
  • Paper 2F and 2H: Calculator


The functional elements of mathematics are assessed on each paper:

  • 30-40% of the Foundation Tier papers
  • 20-30% of the Higher Tier papers


Course aims

This qualification in Mathematics 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. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

Year 7, 8 and 9 Course:

Students follow a broad scheme of learning in relation to age-related ability. There are seven stages to the course with students progressing from one stage to the next upon successful completion of their current stage.

Year 7, 8 and 9 Course Details

Stages 5, 6, 7, and 8:

Number – 25%

Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change – 25 %

Algebra – 20%

Geometry and Measure – 15%

Statistics and Probability – 15%

Stages 9, 10 and 11:

Number – 15%

Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change – 20 %

Algebra – 30%

Geometry and Measure – 20%

Statistics and Probability – 15%