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Prior to the exam



If a pupil in 12M1, M2 is absent on a Friday, or in 12M3, 12M4 is absent on a Wednesday they have missed half their maths teaching for the week.

If a pupil in Year 11 is absent on a Thursday they have missed half their maths teaching for the week.


Revision sessions:

100% Attendance at all sessions is essential.



12M1, 12M2: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

12M3 12M4 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Yr 11 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.  


Maths support:

Every Wednesday at lunch time 12.45 – 1.10pm with our three Maths teachers.



All pupils are required to have a calculator, pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, compass and protractor.  (HB pencil)


In the exam



Good clear layout, make all numbers clear, label all diagrams, answers etc.


Marks awarded:

Example: 1 mark=answer

2 marks=sum

3 marks=sum and comparison

4 marks=sum, comparison and explanation


Timing (Yr 12):

The T5 paper NC 1 hour, Cal 1 hour.

The T6 paper NC 1 hour 15 mins, Cal 1 hour 15 mins.


Timing (Yr 11):

Higher:  The T3 paper  Cal 2 hours.

The T6 paper NC 1 hour 15 mins, Cal 1 hour 15 mins.


Calculator and Non Calculator Papers:

Show all calculations as this is the key to the

process and hence marks.


Thoughts for today


“It is possible to fail your GCSE Maths with all the right answers and pass with all the wrong”


You could be good at guessing.  Remember 1 mark for the answer.  All the rest for Process, process, process.


“Adults with poor numeracy skills are twice as likely to be unemployed as those who are competent and more likely to suffer financial difficulties.

It is worrying that many young people fail to recognise the importance of numeracy skills as a basic requirement for a wide range of future careers”.

Tuesday 29 April 2014 in News by Barry Nelson, Health & Education Editor.


We have created a 'Passport to Grade C' in GCSE Maths which incorporates QR codes for all topics.

All you need to do is download a free QR Reader from the App Store and start using the QR codes provided.

Click here to access the 'Passport'.


Advice for Year 11 & Year 12 GCSE Maths pupils

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