# GCSE Maths

## Number

## Standard Form (Scientific Notation)

## Percentages

## Algebra and Functions

## Identity or Equation?

## Expanding Brackets

## Solving Linear Equations

## Indices

- Introduction to indices (exponents)
- Multiplication rules for indices
- Division rule for indices
- Negative indices
- Fractions raised to a negative index
- Rational (fractional) indices
- Simplifying terms with negative powers
- Expressing terms in the ax
^{n} - Equations in which the power has to be found
- Summary of indices

## Functions

## Factorising

## Completing the Square

## Quadratics

## Quadratic Graphs

## Inequalities

## Graph Transformations

## Rational Expressions

## Sequences and Series

## Working with Sequences and Series

## Coordinate Geometry 1

## Lines

## Intersection of Graphs

## Trigonometry

## Pythagoras’ Theorem

## Trigonometry: Right-Angled Triangles

## Trigonometric Ratios

## Trigonometry: Non Right-Angled Triangles

## Trigonometry: Graphs

## Shapes

## Sectors: area and arc length

## Vectors

## Probability

## Possibility Space (Sample Space)

## Statistics

## Median and Quartiles

## Statistical diagrams

## About GCSE Maths

GCSE maths is examined at two levels or Tiers. A student will either enter for the Higher tier or the Foundation tier. The grades that can be awarded are A* (pronounced A star) A, B, C, D, E, F and G where A* is the highest grade. It is possible to be awarded a (U) grade which means unclassified. It is generally thought though by employers that grades A* – C are of value.

The Foundation tier offers the following grades G, F, E, D, C whilst the higher tier offers the following grades D, C, B, A and A*.

If a candidate fails to obtain a Grade G on the Foundation tier or a Grade D on the Higher tier they will fail the course and receive a U. Candidates who narrowly miss a Grade D on the Higher tier, however, are awarded a Grade E.

The course can either be linear or modular.

In linear exams there are generally two papers, but check with your examination board. One paper is non calculator whilst the other allows the use of a calculator. Each paper normally is weighted at 50% of the total mark.

In modular exams there are several papers which students take in the course of two years where each paper will concentrate on one area of the syllabus.

The syllabus is divided into several sections that test

Number and Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Handling Data

The main examination boards are Edexcel and AQA.

On this site you will find plenty of video tutorials which hopefully will give you the confidence and support you need to tackle your maths GCSE.