Maths KS4

 INTRODUCTION

Mathematics is important as it is an essential skill for a successful life. Whether it is measuring for home          improvements, paying bills, DIY, calculating percentage discount on goods or any other financial matter, people need to know how to apply the subject in any number of different contexts.

WHAT TOPICS WILL I STUDY DURING THE COURSE?

WHAT EXAMINATIONS WILL I TAKE?

Linear Examinations—3 exams of equal weighting

Paper 1: 1 hour 30 mins – Non-calculator  – 80 marks

Paper 2: 1 hour 30 mins – Calculator         – 80 marks

Paper 3: 1 hour 30 mins – Calculator         – 80 marks

HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?

It is intended that students will undertake the Edexcel Linear GCSE (1MA1), with externally marked  examinations as the form of assessment. This course has two tiers of assessment. The Foundation tier assesses grades 1- 5 and the Higher tier assesses grades 4 – 9. Students will be entered for the most appropriate level for their ability.

HOW WILL THE COURSE HELP ME WITH MY FUTURE CAREER?

Success in Mathematics is required for many Advanced course and careers; for example – architecture,           engineering, design, business, accountancy. Vocational courses also value highly a good mathematics          qualification which can lead to employment as an electrician, carpenter or plumber, to name just a few.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Mrs Highfield, Mrs Piggin or Mrs Smith