COURSE CONTENT AND EXAMINATION INFORMATION
There are two tiers of entry in Mathematics, Higher and Foundation. The grading for GCSE and IGCSE Mathematics will be on a numerical scale from 1 to 9. The Higher Tier examination covers grades 4 to 9 and the Foundation Tier examination covers grades 1 to 5.
The tier of entry will be decided by the Mathematics Department so that each student is entered at the level in which s/he is most likely to obtain her/his best level of attainment. The vast majority of students at Royal Russell will sit the Higher Tier examination, however, some students may be entered for the GCSE Foundation Tier, if it is felt that they will achieve a higher grade this way.
It is worth mentioning that GCSE Mathematics is significantly more demanding than previously, with an additional content when compared to previous years. The Department has been preparing students for this during the course of Years 7 to 9.
The Department has a tradition of offering a range of revision classes, including holiday courses and weekly revision support sessions in the run up to exams.