Mathematics Foundation

COURSE TITLE
GCSE Maths Foundation
EXAM BOARD
Edexcel
COURSE CONTENT
Quadratics
Cylinders, Cones
Spheres and Cones
Indices and Standard form
Rearranging formulae
Simultaneous equations
Similarity and congruence
Pythagoras theorem
Trigonometry
Probability
Multiplicative reasoning
Construction and Loci
OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Foundation tier papers will assess the content domains in these proportions:

Number- 25%     Ratio and Proportion 25%       Algebra 20%      Statistics and probability 15%     Geometry and measures 15%

Foundation tier follows 3 assessment objectives in the following weighting:

25% is A01 – A01 is about using and applying standard techniques.

25% is A02 – A02 is about reasoning, interpreting and communicating mathematically.

50% is A03 – A03 is about solving problems with a much greater focus on solving non-routine problems in mathematical and non-mathematical concepts.

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
80 Marks 80 Marks 80 Marks
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes
33.3% weighting 33.3% weighting 33.3% weighting
RECOMMENDED READING / LINKS
Mathswatch.vle

BBC Bitesize GCSE

Edexcel Pearson 9-1 Student textbook

CGP revision guides

FUTURE PATHWAYS
Engineering, Accountancy, Business and IT, medicine.