GCSE Maths Higher Tier

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 26 – Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 – Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 – Friday 13 April

All boards

Length of Course
20 hours

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. Non-Calculator work will also be undertaken, as this skills forms part of the assessment criteria.

The main topic areas covered will include:

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