GCSE Maths Higher Tier

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 3 March – Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 – Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April

Boards
All boards

Length of Course
20 hours

Times
9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm daily

The emphasis given to each topic will vary according to the strengths and weaknesses of the students in the groups and the syllabuses for which they have been taught. It is therefore important that students give as much detail as possible on the questionnaire about their syllabus and any specific areas of difficulty. Working without calculators will also be practised as this skill forms part of the assessment criteria.

The main topic areas are as follows:

1-2 Number and Algebra

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Non-Calculator Methods Linear Equations
Simultaneous Equations Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square (Turning Points) Inequalities
Iteration & Numerical Methods Equation of Straight Lines
Sequences and Series Surds and Indices
Graphical Solution of Equations Area under a Curve
Functions (Composite & Inverse) Transformation of Functions
   

3 Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change

Percentages Rates of Change
Ratio and Proportion Direct and Inverse Proportion
Gradients to Curves Growth & Decay

4 Geometry and Measures

Angle Properties Parallel Line Theorems
Polygons Circle Theorems
Vectors Transformations
Equation of a Circle Areas and Volumes
Pythagoras' Theorem Trigonometry (Sin, Cos, Tan)
Sine and Cosine Rules 3D Trigonometry
Standard Angles (0, 30, 45, 60 and 90)  

5-6 Probability and Statistics

Types of Average (Mean, Mode and Median) Frequency Tables and Cumulative Frequency
Constructing and Interpreting Statistical Diagrams Frequency Density
Probability Rules Probability Tree Diagrams
Venn Diagrams applied to Probability