GCSE Mathematics

Functional Skills Mathematics


What's great about Mathematics?


Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. The intent of our mathematics curriculum is therefore to provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Post 16 destinations

All post 16 courses require students to have a good level of Mathematics. Higher GCSE grades would mean that students can apply for more higher-level courses at post 16. It is vitally important to get the best grade at school to maximise opportunities in the future.

Useful resources and links

Third Space Maths Hub

The Third Space Maths Hub contains thousands of downloadable home learning resources and videos , many of which are free. Lots of free maths worksheets, mental maths activities and even short maths in minutes videos that break down for non-specialists like parents and support staff at school, how to help children with maths.

BBC Bitesize

The first incarnation of the Bitesize website was launched back in 1998, and over the last 20 years the BBC has built up a sterling reputation amongst teachers, parents and children alike as the place to go for free homework help online.