Why study maths?

Mathematics is a compulsory core subject from year 7 until the end of year 11. A mathematics qualification is a key requirement for many apprenticeships, university and college courses and job roles. Passing this qualification with a grade 4 or above demonstrates a strong understanding of numbers and the ability to confidently work with them.

What will I learn?

You will learn about how maths links to everyday life and why you cannot live without it. You will also find out how maths can make your life easier. Where possible, we link the topics to practical examples.

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 calculator papers and one non-calculator paper – each paper consisting of 80 marks)

Future pathways and careers

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

Course contact

Mrs A King
aking@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk