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GCSE Mathematics

Examination board: AQA

It is assessed through 3 exams at the end of year 11, each 1.5 hours and worth 80 marks. Paper 1 is non-calculator and Papers 2 and 3 are both calculator. The exam board we use is AQA. There are two tiers of entry available – Higher (grades awarded are 9-4) and Foundation (grades awarded are 5-1). Students should have an idea of their tier of entry, though for some students around the 4-5 grade, this decision won’t be made until after the Pre-Public Exam (PPE) at the end of this term.  

It is important that your child has a scientific calculator and brings it to every maths lesson. We recommend the Casio fx-83GT X.  

Revision guides and workbooks are available to buy in school for the mathematics specification at either the higher or foundation tier (available via parent pay). Please contact your child’s teacher if you are unsure which tier of revision guide to buy.