· Announcement ·


School will close for the summer break at 1.00pm on Friday 16th July 2021.

GCSE Results – Year 11 pupils, results will be available from 10.00am onwards on Thursday 12th August 2021.  Year 10 pupils, from 11.00am onwards.  These will be sent to pupils via their school email accounts.

If you have any questions please email exams@oakwood.ac  

We wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy the summer break.



Maths Learning Journey – Foundation

Maths Learning Journey – Higher

Maths Learning Journey – Mastery

What will I study?

All students in years 9, 10 and 11 study a maths course which leads to a GCSE entry at one of two different levels- Foundation or Higher.

Each course contains content from the different attainment targets – Number, Algebra, Shape and space, Data handling and Application.

At foundation level, content is up to Grade 5 and at Higher level, up to Grade 9.

To do well you need to:

  • Draw and measure accurately
  • Apply methods in order to solve problems
  • Display proficiency in on calculator skills
  • Remember key formulae
  • Work logically and show a clear understanding

How will I be assessed?

Paper Elements Assessment Date %
Paper 1- Non- Calculator Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics, Probability


Examination 1 hour 30 minutes Summer term 2023 One Third
Paper 2- Calculator Examination 1 hour 30 minutes Summer term 2023 One Third
Paper 3- Calculator Examination 1 hour 30 minutes Summer Term 2023 One Third

Progression Pathways

If you achieve the top grades in your GCSE you can access the AS and A level mathematics courses.


A grade 5 in mathematics is on interest to all employers and educational institutions,

Many careers stem from maths qualifications including; teaching, finance, technical and scientific jobs, engineering, medicine, dentistry and nursing.


Additional Course information can be found at www.aqa.org.uk

Course Leader – Jessica Searle Head of Mathematics j.searle@oakwood.ac

Exam Board- AQA Mathematics GCSE (8300)