Curriculum Specification -
Years 10 & 11 Maths

SYLLABUS:  Mathematics J560  
                             Exam Board OCR

All students will take a GCSE course in Mathematics during Years 10 and 11.


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 & Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Probability & 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 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 will be required to own a scientific calculator. We recommend the Casio GT Plus. These are available from the Student Resource Shop.

Enquiries to:

Mr Jordan – Learning Leader: Mathematics