Key Stage 4 GCSE

Course Followed

At New Forest School we follow the AQA Syllabus for GCSE Maths.

Subject Content

The course covers six broad topic areas:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics

More detailed information regarding the specific content covered in each topic can be found on the AQA website.

Assessments

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

The information in the table below is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.

Further Info

More information can be found on the AQA Website

Non-Calculator Paper

What’s assessed

Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

written paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks
non-calculator
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Calculator Paper

What’s assessed

Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

written paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks
calculator allowed
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Calculator Paper

What’s assessed

Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

written paper: 1 hour 30 minutes
80 marks
calculator allowed
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

MATHS

Curriculum