Years 10 and 11 GCSE
St Crispin’s School has an excellent record at helping pupils achieve their potential in GCSE Maths. In 2016 84% of Year 11 pupils left with a grade C or better at GCSE and 25% of Year 11 pupils left with a grade A or A*. In 2017 the new GCSE was examined for the first time with 86% of Year 11 pupils achieving grade 4 or better (equivalent to old grade C or better) and 34% achieved grades 7, 8 or 9 (equivalent to old A or A*).
At St. Crispin’s our pupils are following the new AQA 9-1 GCSE either at foundation or higher tier. All students will sit their GCSE exams at the end of Year 11.
For more information on the AQA GCSE course or to see the specification for Maths please click here.
Maths will be examined in three papers (two calculator and one non-calculator) lasting 1 hour 30 minutes each.
At present the grades available for each tier of entry are as follows:
TIER OF ENTRY AVAILABLE GRADES
Higher 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Foundation 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
To appreciate how the new grades (9-1) relate to the old system (A*-C) please view the Ofqual definition below.
Scheme of work
Students are either following our Foundation or Higher scheme of work for GCSE which runs alongside their textbook and covers topics in the following order.
For more information on the MyMaths books please click here.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email Miss Taylor, the Head of Key Stage 3, on firstname.lastname@example.org.