What GCSE Mathematics aims to achieve
GCSE Mathematics involves studying mathematical methods with some practical applications, and develops skills in problem solving and analytical thinking.
It aims to provide all students with the robust mathematical foundations they need for life, work and further study.
GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or higher is usually required for progression onto studying for an advanced (level 3) maths qualification, such as Core Maths or A level Mathematics. Most schools and colleges in England require at least a grade 6 for entry to an A level Mathematics course.