GCSE MATHEMATICS 0580

Why Study GCSE Maths?


An essential subject for all learners, GCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. The syllabus also places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

How Are Candidates Assessed?

All candidates take two papers. Candidates who have studied the Core syllabus content, or who are expected to achieve a grade D or below, should be entered for Paper 1 (1 hour Short answer questions) and Paper 3. (2 hours structured questions) These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G. 

Candidates who have studied the Extended syllabus content and who are expected to achieve a grade C or above should be entered for Paper 2 (1 hour 30 mins Short answer questions) and Paper 4 (2 hours 30 mins structured questions) . These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E