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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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All Level 2 students will be expected to retake GCSE Mathematics if they do not already have a Grade C.  We follow the AQA examination board and students will take a course depending on their situation.

Awarding Organisation: AQA

More information: Mr W Trimby



The Course covers four main strands:

  • Number calculations
  • Algebra
  • Shape and space
  • Handling data

There is an increased emphasis on functional mathematics with up to 40% of each paper focusing on applying mathematics to real-life situations.




Paper 1 – non calculator – 1 hour 15 minutes

Paper 2 – calculator – 1 hour 45 minutes

Throughout the two papers there will be starred (*) questions where it is vital that you show all your working out and pick a concise method to solve the problem. 



Revision materials will be available to purchase.