The subject content of this specification is common to all awarding bodies and is consistent with the statutory Programme of study for mathematics in key stage 4 for England.
The content has been organised into broad topic areas and given a reference as follows:
- Number references start with N
- Ratio, proportion & rates of change references start with R
- Probability references start with P
- Algebra references start with A
- Geometry and measures references start with G
- Statistics references start with S
As all content can be assessed on any examination paper within this specification, some questions will draw together elements of content from different topic areas.
Paper 1: Written paper (Non-Calculator)
1 hour and 30 minutes, 80 marks, non-calculator, 331/3% of the assessment Paper 2:Written paper (Calculator)
1 hour and 30 minutes, 80 marks, calculator allowed, 331/3% of the assessment
Paper 3: Written paper (Calculator)
1 hour and 30 minutes, 80 marks, calculator allowed, 331/3% of the assessment Foundation Tier grades 1 – 5 available
Higher Tier grades 4 – 9 available
Sixth Form: GCE A Level Mathematics / GCE A Level Statistics
A degree in Mathematics does not train you for a specific job. It is a versatile qualification that gives you a range of skills, which enable you to enter a wide range of careers. Careers for which a degree in Mathematics is either essential or a strong advantage could be grouped as: scientific research, engineering, design and development, finance, management services, computer games design, cryptanalyst, statistical work and teaching.