What we study?
- Ratio, Proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
- Probability and statistics
What skills will I develop?
Mathematics develops pupils’ skills to calculate to reason logically, algebraically and geometrically, to solve problems and to handle data.
GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a Higher tier (grades 4-9)
For each tier there will be three written examinations each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
- UNIT/PAPER 1: No calculator allowed
- UNIT/PAPER 2: Calculator allowed
- UNIT/PAPER 3: Calculator allowed
What career opportunities can this subject lead to?
All college courses and apprenticeships require students to achieve a grade 4 or higher in GCSE Maths or students will be required to re-sit the GCSE alongside their chosen post 16 qualification.
Being a competent mathematician could lead to a career in: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, the civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few.
There are a number of career paths for which the study of maths would be compulsory. These include being an actuary, a business analyst, a software engineer, a technology analyst, an information engineer, a speech technology researcher, or a maths teacher.
“Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that can be counted counts.”Albert Einstein
Acting Head of Maths: Ms D Moore – DMoore@hornchurchhigh.com