GCSE Mathematics is an important qualification, which provides students with a range of numerical skills with relevance to everyday life. The course covers many areas of study which are necessary learning in a variety of other subjects, and also provides the foundations of knowledge essential if pursuing careers in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Finance, to name but a few.
The GCSE qualification covers all the fundamental elements of Mathematics, including Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry and Statistics.
At Collingham we study the linear Edexcel GCSE, entered at either Foundation tier (maximum grade C) or Higher tier (maximum grade A*), and is taught over either one or two years (with re-sit option).
Students are also allowed to sit IGCSE maths if required.
From the Summer of 2011, assessment will be by way of two exam papers, one of which allows use of a calculator while the other is non-calculator. Each paper will have a time allowance of 2 hours and be worth 50% of the final mark.