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Mathematics

 Students at South Chingford are on a 5-year maths journey so effectively they start GCSE Maths in Year 7.

This is a linear course, meaning that exams are taken at the end of the course.

The exam is in the form of three written papers.

All three papers cover Statistics and Probability, Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measures.

Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper worth 33⅓%

Paper 2 is a calculator paper worth 33⅓%

Paper 3 is a calculator paper worth 33⅓%

Tier                              Grades available

Foundation                 1  2  3  4  5

Higher                         4  5  6  7  8  9

Exam Entries

Students are entered at the tier deemed to be the most appropriate for each individual. 

Final decisions on tier of entry will be made by the end of January in the year students are sitting their GCSE.

Non-calculator papers emphasise fractions, decimals, percentages, as well as non-calculator methods for arithmetic.

Worded questions are significantly represented throughout the papers.

ALL papers have a significant problem solving focus.

Students need to be fully equipped for lessons and exams.  Equipment includes pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, protractor, pair of compasses and a scientific calculator.

Planned programme:

Students will sit the exam at the Summer session of their Year 11.

Remember if you need support, any member of the Maths Team will be more than happy to provide this – you do not have to wait until your Maths teacher is available – we are a team happy to serve. Study support is available every lunchtime Monday – Thursday.

Remember that you cannot cram Maths overnight, it has to be practised over time.