# GCSE

## Specification *

### Number and Algebra

- Using and Applying Number & Algebra
- Numbers and the Number System
*Integers, Powers & roots, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio* - Calculations

*Number operations, mental methods, written methods, calculator methods* - Solving Numerical Problems
- Equations, Formulae & Identities

*Use of symbols, index notation, equations, linear equations, formulae, direct & inverse proportion, simultaneous linear equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, numerical methods* - Sequences, Functions and Graphs

*Sequences, graphs of linear functions, interpreting graphical info, quadratic equations, other functions, transformation of functions, loci*

### Shape, Space and Measures

- Using and Applying Shape, Space and Measures
- Geometrical Reasoning

*Properties of triangles & other rectilinear shapes, properties of circles, 3D shapes* - Transformation and Coordinates

*Specifying transformations, properties of transformations, coordinates and vectors* - Measures and Construction

*Measures , construction using ruler and protractor, mensuration, loci*

### Handling Data

- Using and Applying Handling Data
- Specifying the Problem and Planning
- Collecting Data
- Processing and Representing Data

*Pie charts, line graphs, scatter graphs, frequency diagrams, stem & leaf diagrams, cumulative frequency tables, box plots & histograms, basic probability, tree diagrams* - Interpreting and Discussing Results

*Seasonality in trends, measure spread, median and quartiles, frequency density, correlation*

*** Based on Edexcel specification Sep 07**

## Exam Description

There are 2 entry papers for GCSE Mathematics, Foundation or Higher depending on expected achievement of the pupil. The course can be either LINEAR or MODULAR.