Course Content - 9-1 Mathematics

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics


Examination May and June 2021

GCSE mathematics is examined at Foundation and a Higher tier. Students sit three question papers at the same tier, one of which is non-calculator. All question papers must be taken in the same exam period.

Foundation grades: 1-5

Higher grades: 4-9

Grade 4 is classed as a ‘standard’ pass, grade 5 is a good pass.


Success in this subject at grade 4 or higher will support sixth form study in other subjects. In order to progress to A level mathematics a student, realistically, would need to achieve at least grade 6 or above.

Start Date

July 2019

Exam Board



Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Course Level