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KS4 Mathematics

Key Stage 4 Course Information Page

Course Name : GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel Linear IMAO)

What is the qualification?

GCSE Mathematics Higher tier grade 9 – 4 Foundation tier grades 5 – 1


What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?

The Mathematics department follows a linear GCSE syllabus.

This course develops the work covered in Key Stage 3.

The topics studied are: number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability.

You will need to use your knowledge to make connections between mathematical concepts as well as to solve real-life problems.



The table below indicates the school terms in which the assessments will take place:

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10Mock ExamMock ExamMock Exam
Year 11Mock ExaminationMock ExamGCSE Examination




What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?

You need to be able to problem solve, communicate effectively using numbers and symbols, be able to explain and justify solutions and have the ability to interpret and discuss data.


What could I use this qualification for?

GCSE Mathematics provides you with improved opportunities for further education, training and employment. A good qualification in mathematics is necessary for most careers. It is essential for further study in many subjects for example psychology, biology, and chemistry.


Additional information

Provision is made to take stand alone Level 3 qualifications for students achieving grade 8 or 9 or Further Mathematics.