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GCSE Mathematics

There are two possible courses of study to choose from:

GCSE Mathematics in 2 years

There are two possible courses of study to choose from.

CCEA GCSE Mathematics Legacy Spec

(currently taken by Year 12 and Year 11 F. Maths students)

This is the normal course of study adopted by the majority of students in which they extend their learning into Key Stage 4. Students are offered the opportunity to sit GCSE Mathematics at a level commensurate with their ability.

Foundation

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Unit T1:

External written examination with calculator 1 hour 30 minutes

45%

Unit T2:

External written examination with calculator 1 hour 30 minutes

45%

Unit T5: Foundation Completion Test (Compulsory)

2 external written examinations:

• Paper 1 without calculator 1 hour

• Paper 2 with calculator 1 hour

55%

 

Higher

Content

Assessment

Weighting

Unit T3:

External written examination with calculator 2 hours

45%

Unit T4:

External written examination with calculator 2 hours

45%

Unit T6:

Higher Completion Test (Compulsory)

2 external written examinations:

• Paper 1 without calculator 1 hour 15 mins

• Paper 2 with calculator 1 hour 15 mins

55

Different Tiers of Entry allow for different grades to be awarded.

Typically most students will enter for T3 or/and T4 with T6 (the T3 exam being sat in Jan of Year 12 and resit possible later in summer session).

 

CCEA GCSE Mathematics Revised Spec

(currently taken by Year 11 students)

The information below summarises the structure of this GCSE course. All units address the 3 assessment objectives and, where appropriate, questions may require students to know and use problem-solving strategies. Each written paper has a range of question types. Questions are set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts. Students take 2 units, one from M1, M2, M3 or M4 and one from M5, M6, M7 or M8.

 

Content

Assessment

Weight

Availability

Unit M1:

(Foundation)

External written examination with calculator (1 hr 45 mins)

45%

Summer from 2018 and January from 2019

Unit M2:

(Foundation)

External written examination with calculator (1 hr 45 mins)

45%

Summer from 2018 and January from 2019

Unit M5:

Foundation Completion Test

2 external written examinations:

  • Paper 1 without calculator (1 hr)
  • Paper 2 with calculator (1 hr)

55%

Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

Unit M6:

Foundation Completion Test

2 external written examinations:

  • Paper 1 without calculator (1 hr)
  • Paper 2 with calculator (1 hr)

 

55%

Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

Unit M3:

(Higher)

External written examination with calculator (2 hrs)

45%

Summer from 2018 and January from 2019

Unit M4:

(Higher)

External written examination with calculator (2 hrs)

45%

Summer from 2018 and January from 2019

Unit M7:

Higher Completion Test

2 external written examinations:

  • Paper 1 without calculator (1 hr 15 mins)
  • Paper 2 with calculator (1 hr 15 mins)

 

55%

Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

Unit M8:

Higher Completion Test

2 external written examinations:

  • Paper 1 without calculator (1 hr 15 mins)
  • Paper 2 with calculator (1 hr 15 mins)

 

55%

Summer from 2019 and January from 2020

 

Students must take at least 40% of the assessment at the end of the course as terminal assessment.

Grades available G to A*.

 

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