GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics is a compulsory course.  There is no coursework requirement and it is assessed through three written papers at the end of the course.  One paper will examine students’ skills in working without a calculator and the other two will test their ability in topics where a calculator is essential.  The course extends the work covered in Key Stage 3.


Paper 1 – Non-Calculator (33%)
Paper 2 – Calculator (33%)
Paper 3 – Calculator (33%)

All of the papers contain questions on Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Data Handling.

Why study Mathematics?

We want all students to leave Christ’s College with confidence in Mathematics and the ability to carry out the key skills that they will need in later life.  Mathematics teaches students to think logically and find ways to solve difficult problems.  Where possible, students will look at real-life contexts for their work.

How to do well in Mathematics

  • Bring equipment
  • Know your times tables
  • Use of websites to help you improve your understanding of various topics
  • Use of individual learning packages
  • Complete all classwork and homework to the highest possible standard
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