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Course Name GCSE Mathematics
Exam Board OCR Level: 2
Course Overview
Syllabus: OCR (91) Mathematics (from September 2015)
Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.
Foundation tier Grades 5 to 1
Higher tier Grades 94
Functional elements of mathematics are assessed through three examination papers each 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. Of the three examination papers, two will be calculator papers.
This qualification in mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.
The GCSE mathematics curriculum allows learners to:
Assessment: 100% examination
Course Name GCSE Statistics
Exam Board Edexcel Level: 2
Course Overview
Syllabus: Edexcel Linear GCSE in Statistics
Assessed through written paper and coursework – controlled assessment
Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.
Overview of assessment:
Foundation Tier (targeting grades CG)
• One written paper lasting 1 hour 30 minutes
• 80 marks in total
• Consists of questions in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
• Contains short answer and long answer questions
• Questions set on standard statistical techniques, diagrams and probability
• Questions which give the student the opportunity to analyse written and statistical evidence
Higher Tier (targeting grades A* D)
• One written paper lasting 2 hours
• 100 marks in total
• Consists of questions in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
• Contains short answer and long answer questions
• Questions set on standard statistical techniques, diagrams and probability
• Questions which give the student the opportunity to analyse written and statistical evidence
Overview of coursework content:
• Planning and data collection
• Processing, representing and analysing data
• Reasoning, interpreting and discussing results
Overview of coursework assessment:
• Not tiered (targeting grade A*–G)
• Controlled assessment
• Three sections:
The skills candidates learn will help them in their GCSE Mathematics, as well as letting them see how mathematics is used in the real world. The course will also benefit candidates studying other subjects where data is used heavily, such as science, business and geography.
Candidates are taught to consider more than just how to calculate data. By the end of the course they should be able to explain their findings and interpret what data means.
Assessment: 75% examination, 25% coursework
Course Name AS Level Mathematics
Exam Board Edexcel Level: 3
Course Overview
The course consists of two core modules C1 and C2 and an application module. The core module topics include – algebraic manipulation (including surds), trigonometric ratios in angles over 90 degrees, 3D coordinate geometry, geometric and arithmetic series, integration, differentiation and proof in mathematics. The application module that is taught is the statistics S1 module. This module includes interpretation of samples, correlation, regression and probability generators.
Assessment: 100% examination
Course Name A Level Mathematics
Exam Board Edexcel Level: 3
Course Overview
The course consists of two core modules C3 and C4 and an application module. The core module topics include – algebraic fractions, partial fractions, coordinate geometry, functions, exponentials and log functions, numerical methods, transformation of graphs, further trigonometry and more complex differentiation of functions, vectors and more complex integration. The application module that is taught is the statistics S2 module. This module includes interpretation of binomial and poisson distributions, continuous distributions, normal approximations and hypothesis testing.
Assessment: 100% examination
Course Name GCSE Mathematics (Retake)
Exam Board OCR Level: 2
Course Overview:
Pupils study a range of topics which include number, algebra, shape, space and measures and handling data at the Foundation level. Grades awarded are CG. There are opportunities to take the examination in November or June.
Assessment: 100% examination
Curriculum Content
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During term 1, students will also complete their controlled assessment for the GCSE Statistics course. 
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In term 2 all year 10 pupils will have completed their controlled assessment for GCSE Statistics. 
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During term 1, students will also complete a mock 91 examination. 
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Suggested Revision Guides and Books:
CGP and Edexcel revision guides and workbooks available at a discounted rate through the department. Please contact Mrs Povey.
OSL and ExtraCurricular Activities:
Weekly after school revision sessions will be held every Wednesday to support students with the examination preparation and understanding key concepts and methods in mathematics. Weekly master classes will also take place on Wednesday to enhance and enrich the understanding of the most able students in this subject. Saturday and half term OSL session dates will be confirmed later in the academic year.