Flexible | Professional | Telephone 01792 732001






GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics

Qualification aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics are to enable students to:

  • develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts  
  • acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

The assessments will cover the following content headings:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics
  • Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher (content is defined for each tier).
  • Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.
  • All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.
  • Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.
  • Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
  • Each paper has 80 marks.
  • The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers.
  • Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier. (See the section Breakdown of Assessment Objectives for more information.)
  • Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
  • See Appendix 3 for a list of formulae that can be provided in the examination (as part of the relevant question).
  • Two assessment series available per year: May/June and November*.
  • First assessment series: May/June 2017.
  • The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.
  • Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
  • Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed).

All learning is interactive and online. There is tutor support during normal business hours or via email out of hours.

Course Summary
Price From £275
Payment Options Payment in full by Credit/Debit card, Bank transfer or apply for finance (subject to approval)
Study method Online
Exams Not Included (Can be arranged locally at an extra cost)
Qualification GCSE Level 1/Level 2 (9-1) in Mathematics
Awarded by Pearson (Edexcel)
Additional Info Tutor support during normal business hours
Find an exam centre near me Enquire Now!
Please share: