Length of course: 9 hours
The GCSE mathematics syllabus and specification has four parts which are common to all the boards:
- 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.
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
AO3: Handling data
Statistics – Graphical Representation of Data, Statistical Measures, Probability.