St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

GCSE Syllabus

Number of Sessions Per Fortnight: 9 x 1 hour sessions

Homework: At least one piece per week (or two shorter ones depending upon the topic tested)

Basic Skills Tests – Once fortnightly – to consistently review essential skills need for examinations

GCSE Past Paper Questions – These could be large and take over 2 homeworks to complete (Year 11 only)
Questions based on classwork

GCSE Syllabus: GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Edexcel 3-year Scheme of Work Issue 3 (1MA1)
Students currently in Years 9-11 are enrolled onto the 3 year course for GCSE Mathematics which they begin at the start of year 9. The syllabus outline can be downloaded below.

GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Edexcel 3-year Scheme of Work Issue 3


Assessment consists of 3 exams at the end of Year 11. One non-calculator paper and two calculator papers (each 33.3% weighting). Pupils are assessed at Higher Level (levels 4-9 available) or Foundation Level (levels 1-5 available). Grade 8 and 9 topics will only be taught to the to higher achieving students and mastered by the highest achievers (those likely to go on to A-level study in Mathematics)

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Year 9 & 10 We’re in it Together

GCSE Syllabus