# MATHEMATICS GCSE & IGCSE

**Length of course: 1, 2 or 3 days **

**All Boards**

The GCSE mathematics syllabus and specification has four parts which are common to all the boards:

- Number
- Algebra
- Shapes, Space & Measure
- Data Handling

The revision course will cover all four areas with

emphasis on the functional elements of mathematics. Students are grouped according to what examination
tier they have registered for – either Foundation (Grades C – G) or Higher (A* - D).

Each session of revision lasts about 1.5 - 2 hours during which the tutor leads an interactive discussion of the key skills, knowledge and concepts of each topic and provides a summary. The students practice past examination questions on the topic. They are encouraged to highlight individual problem areas which are reviewed in an interactive fashion with guidance from the tutor. The last day is devoted to practice with past papers. Throughout the course, emphasis is given to advice and learning of exam and revision technique.

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**AO1: Number and Algebra**

**Numbers and the number system** – Integers, Fractions, Decimals, Powers and Roots, Set Language and Notation, Percentages and Use of Multipliers, Ratio and
Proportion, Error in Measurement, Standard Form, Application of Number, Electronic Calculator.

**Equations, formulae and identities –** Use of symbols, Algebraic Manipulation, Expressions and Formulae, Linear Equations, Proportion, Simultaneous Equations,
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities

**Sequences, functions and graphs** – Sequences, Function Notation, Graphs, Calculus

**AO2: Shape, space and measures**

**Geometry** – Lines and Triangles, Polygons, Symmetry, Measures, Constructions, Circle Properties, Geometrical Reasoning, Trigonometry
and Pythagoras’ Theorem, Mensuration, 3D Shape and Volume, Similarity

**Vectors and transformation geometry** – Vectors, Transformation geometry

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**AO3: Handling data**

**Statistics** – Graphical Representation of Data, Statistical Measures, Probability.

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