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The Henry
Beaufort
School

Mathematics

 

 

 

EXAM BOARD

Higher Tier: Edexcel

Foundtion Tier: Eduqas

 

ASSESSMENT FORMAT

Higher: 3 terminal examination papers (1 non-calculator, 2 calculator)

Foundation: 2 terminal examination papers (1 non-calculator, 1 calculator)

GRADE METHOD

9-1

 

In The Henry Beaufort School Mathematics Department, our aims are to:

 

  • Help all students to meet the mathematical demands of life, both now and in the future.
  • Provide all students with the opportunity to build a sound basis for further mathematical study.
  • Help all students develop confidence in their own mathematical ability and reach their full potential.
  • Provide all students with the opportunity to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from the subject in its own right.

The subject content relates directly to the programme of study of the National Curriculum. 

The Mathematics course covers five different strands: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Ratio. Students will study a variety of topics in each of these strands as appropriate for the tier of entry that will be examined at the end of the course.

 

Examinations:

Higher Tier: 

Paper 1: Non-Calculator, 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2: Calculator, 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 3: Calculator, 1 hour 30 minutes

Foundation Tier:

                        Paper 1: Non-Calculator, 2 hours 15 minutes

                        Paper 2: Calculator, 2 hours 15 minutes

 

Specification

Higher Tier:  Pearson Edexcel specification can be found here:  https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf

 

Foundation Tier: WJEC Eduqas specification can be found here:

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/media/cosjcbs1/eduqas-gcse-maths-spec-from-2015-e.pdf

Students will be entered for either the Higher or Foundation tier paper depending on the most suitable route for the student.

All papers will assess students’ ability to solve a variety of mathematical problems, both in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.  

Students will be required to show their calculations clearly and present coherent explanations and justifications of their solutions. 

 

Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics

Our Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics has been designed specifically to complement the GCSE (9-1) Mathematics, enabling lower attaining students to develop the underpinning mathematical skills and understanding to provide a progression route to GCSE Mathematics.  This qualification is offered to specific students in Year 10 and 11.  Students will have the opportunity to gain either: Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate in Mathematics.

 

Assessment Format (depending on level)

Component 1: Non-calculator test

Component 2: Calculator test

Component 3: Task (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)

Both internally assessed and moderated

 

Grade method

Pass or Fail