The course is assessed through two linear exams. The first opportunity to re-sit will be November, the second will be in the following summer. Both paper 1 and paper 2 have to be sat at the same time in order to pass the GCSE.
Paper 1 – Non-calculator Paper
Foundation: Number work, Algebra, Angles, Transformations, Shapes and Probability, Compound interest, Reading tables, Conversion rates, Bills, Bearings.
Higher: As above with the addition of Standard form,Surds, Circle theorems, Proportion, Reverse percentages and Sectors of circles
Paper 2 – Calculator Paper
Foundation: Number work, Algebra, Area and Volumes, Pythagoras, Handling data.
Higher: As above with the addition of Velocity-time graphs, Trapezium rule, Similar triangles, Trigonometry, Cumulative frequency and Histograms.
A grade B in Intermediate tier GCSE Maths would enable learners to move onto Higher tier GCSE Maths.
A grade B in Higher Tier Maths is necessary for learners to progress to AS Maths.