Claremont High School Academy

Key Stage 4 Mathematics


 At Claremont, students will follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Grade 9-1 syllabus.

The qualification enables 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.

Exam Structure: 

Students will sit 3 exams.

Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and worth 80 marks each.

Paper 1: Non Calculator

Paper 2: Calculator

Paper 3: Calculator


There is a great demand on problem solving questions in the new GCSE and teaching focuses on this. We expect students to be able to tackle these type of questions in a confident manner.

In order to support their independent learning we provide students access to My Maths, Mathswatch and an online copy of the GCSE textbook.


Course Content

Click on the topic headings for more detail about what is covered.

Please note timelines below are for guidance only and  the actual timeline may differ depending on the pace of the class.

Year 10

Topics covered Assessments
Autumn Term

Topic 4 - Handling Data 1 *

Topic 1 - Calculations 1

Topic 2- Expressions

Topic 3 - Angles & Polygons

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Spring Term

Topic 5 - Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Topic 6 - Formulae & Functions

Topic 7 - Working in 2D

Topic 8 - Probability

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Summer Term

Topic 9 - Measures and Accuracy

Topic 10 - Equations & Inequalities

Topic 11 Circles & Constructions

Topic assessments for each topic covered



End of year exam covering topics 1-11 

* Unit covered at the end of year 9


Year 11

Topics covered Assessments
Autumn Term

Topic 12 - Ratio & proportion

Topic 13 - Factors, Powers & Roots

Topic 14 - Graphs 1

Topic 15 - Working in 3D

Topic 16 - Handling Data 2

Topic assessments for each topic covered


Mock exam 1 Oct (In class)

Mock exam 2 Nov

Spring Term

Topic 17 - Calculations 2

Topic 18 - Graphs 2

Topic 19 - Pythagoras & Trigonometry

Topic 20 - Combined Events


Topic assessments for each topic covered


Mock exam 3 March

Mock exam 4 April

Summer Term

Topic 21 - Sequences

Topic 22 - Units & Proportionality

Final GCSE Exams May/June



Further Mathematics


Top set pupils in year 11 will have the opportunity to study for the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics.


This gives them the opportunity to explore some more advanced mathematics and will help them prepare for future study of the subject.


Content for this qualification is covered throughout year 11 alongside their studies for the GCSE.