George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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GCSE Mathematics helps students develop a knowledge and understanding of problem solving, reasoning, applying Mathematics in context and the functional elements of Mathematics. It will allow learners to develop and refine their problem solving strategies and build the confidence and skills required to tackle unfamiliar challenges. It prepares learners to function mathematically in the world and provides a thorough grounding for further study in Mathematics.

Exam board/specification

AQA 8300 Foundation and Higher

Entry requirements


Progression routes from this course

Achieving the grade 4 will help to support A Level studies and enable progression through to university. It will also provide students with a qualification that most colleges or work environments require.

L2 Modules/Units

  • Paper 1: Non calculator
  • Paper 2: Calculator
  • Paper 3: Calculator

L2 Assessment

All exam papers require the use of a calculator.

  • Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 2: 1 hour 305 minutes
  • Paper 3: 1 hour 305 minutes


Exam results 2014 2015 2016
Maths 80% A-C;
100% A-E
36.6% A*-B;
54.5% A*-C;
81.8% A*-E
54.4% A*-B;
72.7% A*-C;
100% A*-E
Table of Post 16 maths exam results 2014- 2016



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