Dyke House Sports & Technology College

Attainment and Achievement through Creativity, Collaboration and Character


Course: AQA Mathematics GCSE

Examination Criteria:

Students will sit three 1 hour 30 minute exams at the end of Y11. Two of these exams will be calculator papers, one will be a non-calculator paper. Each paper is worth 33.3% of the overall GCSE.

Students will be assessment on their ability to use and apply standard techniques; reason, interpret and communicate mathematically; and solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts. These will be assessed across the content areas of number; algebra; ratio, proportion and rates of change; geometry and measures; probability and statistics. Each assessment objective and content area will be assessed in all three papers.

Grading Structure: 1-9

Exam board website: AQA Mathematics 8300

Course specification: AQA Mathematics Specification

Progress 8 Slot: Mathematics (double weighted)

Head of Department: Mr M Robinson

Course Description

KS3: Core Subject

KS4: Core Subject

KS5: Option

Over the course of their time with us, students will develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. We will ensure that students can acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems. Students will be taught to reason mathematically and comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.

Students will study a range of mathematical content across the domains of number; algebra; ratio, proportion and rates of change; geometry and measures; probability and statistics.

Department statement

Mathematics is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.


This is just a sample of the organisations who employ graduates with mathematical skills. There are many more.

  • Accountancy
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • Biosciences
  • Business support services
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Consultancies
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Exploration
  • Geophysics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Useful resource links:

GCSE Bitesize

Extra Curricular:

The Mathematics department offers a variety of extra curricular clubs and activities such as "Chess Club", "STEM" Club and "Progress Clubs".

The department currently runs various holiday schools at certain times of the year. These have included Y6 primary, Y7 - Y10 catch up, GAT, and exam revision.