Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience


Examination Board: Pearson EDEXCEL
Pearson Edexcel level1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (1MA1)


Aims and outline of the course:

The specification followed is consistent with the requirements of the new English National Curriculum for Key stage 4. The course aims 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.

    Three overarching strands of the course:

    AO1 Use and apply standard techniques
    AO2 Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically (including mathematical proof)
    AO3 Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts

    The marks for each paper will be distributed across the strands as follows:

    AO1 40% AO2 30% and AO3 30%

    The knowledge and understanding is broken down into the following areas of mathematics

  •   Number

  •   Algebra

  •   Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

  •   Geometry and Measures

  •   Data Handling

  •   Probability

    Assessment: The Examination consists of three written papers, two calculator papers and one non-calculator paper. Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. There is no coursework.