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Year 9 Mathematics

AQA GCSE Mathematics 8300

Students at King Edward VI Community study the AQA GCSE Mathematics syllabus.

GCSE Mathematics has two tiers of entry, Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9).

Please find attached below the curriculum overviews for Year 9 Foundation and Higher tiers.

Using the links provided in the menu you will be able to find details regarding the essential knowledge for each unit studied in year 9 including, specification content, prior learning, links to future learning, assessment arrangements, and key vocabulary required.


The course is assessed through a terminal examination at the end of the course.​

Examination papers are tiered papers, ​ a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5), and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9).

Students must take three question papers at the same tier.

Each written paper contributes 33⅓% of the final grade and is 1 hour 30 minutes​ long.

Each paper is marked out of 80 marks.

Paper 1 - Non - calculator

Paper 2 - Calculator

Paper 3 - Calculator

Click either button to access the curriculum plans:

Year 9 - Foundation Tier Curriculum on a Page

Year 9 - Higher Tier Curriculum on a Page