Why study maths?

Mathematics is a core subject and compulsory until the end of year 11. However, a mathematics qualification is a key requirement for many college courses and job roles, and passing this qualification demonstrates an understanding of numbers and an ability to work with them.

Additionally, mathematics graduates earn on average a significant amount higher than the average starting salary.

What will I learn?

GCSE mathematics has a foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a higher tier (grades 4 – 9). The course covers five strands, namely:

  • algebra
  • geometry and measures
  • ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • number
  • statistics and probability

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations (two with calculator, one with no calculator)

Future pathways and careers

  • Students can continue to study pure mathematics, core mathematics, or further mathematics at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre
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  • Computer game designer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Roller-coaster designer
  • Pilot
  • Sports announcer and/or statistician
  • Photographer
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Medical career

Examination board


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