|Head of Department||Mr D Usher|
|Exam Board||EDEXCEL GCSE Mathsematics (1MAO)|
EDEXCEL GCE Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Welcome to Maths
Mathematics equips students with the tools to move confidently into adult life, opening doors to a wide variety of opportunities. In the Mathematics Department we are passionate about the teaching of Mathematics. We feel that every child can become fluent in the universal language of Mathematics, understanding how many cultures have contributed to its development and recognising its relevance in everyday life.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty” – Bertrand Russell
“God wrote the universe in the language of Mathematics.” – Galileo
Curriculum Content to follow
Course Code— 1MA1
What is Mathematics?
Mathematics can be found everywhere. Whether we are managing our finances, decorating our houses,following a recipe or deciding on a ‘best buy’, we use Mathematics. An understanding of statistics and data can help us to analyse and criticise information that we receive through the media or other sources. Understanding of probability and chance can be applied to develop winning strategies in a game.
Progression and Careers
A good GCSE Mathematics grade is essential for many
courses in higher education and its importance is recognised by colleges and employers alike, as it is used widely in many careers. At University, pupils can study a variety of courses, including Mathematics, Accounting, Law, Medicine, Physics, Geography, Astronomy and many others.
About the Course
The GCSE Mathematics course will provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their skills in the following areas:
Ratio & Proportion
There is a particular emphasis on “Reasoning” where pupils need to be able to show that they can use Mathematics to solve problems in context and are able to confidently explain their decisions.
How is the Course Assessed?
Students will be assessed in their ability to:
Use and apply standard techniques
Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
Solve problems within Mathematics and other contexts