Years 10 & 11 Curriculum - Mathematics

Syllabus: Mathematics J560                                                      Exam Board: OCR


Mathematics is a compulsory subject.

All students will begin a GCSE in Mathematics in Year 9.



The GCSE course aims to give students a sound and confident grasp of Mathematics. 

Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the following assessment objectives:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics

Students will study for a linear course in Mathematics. This will be assessed in a terminal examination which will consist of three written papers, each 1.5 hours long, in the summer of Year 11. Two of the papers will require the use of a scientific calculator and the third will be non-calculator.

Students will be tested regularly during the GCSE course. Set changes may take place on the basis of these assessment results.

Students are required to bring a full Maths set to every lesson, including a scientific calculator. We recommend the Casio FX-85GTCW.  These are available in the Student Resource Shop.


Enquiries to: Mrs V Brunink – Learning Leader: Mathematics