This is a quick over view of the topics in the M5 CCEA GCSE Maths curriculum.

**M5 is the completion paper **and the **gateway paper is M1.** Read about the M1 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum here.

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## M5 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum – Foundation

M5 – this can be sat in January or June and makes up 55% of the overall score. The final grades the can be achieved are D – G. The exam is made up of 2 papers that are each 1 hour long. There is a calculator and a calculator paper.

#### Learning Outcomes For M5 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum:

##### Number and Algebra

- solve problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages without a calculator; estimate answers and check calculations using approximation and estimation
- use ratio notation, including reduction to its simplest form and its various links to fraction notation; divide a quantity in a given ratio
- apply ratio and proportion to real-life contexts and problems such as conversion, best-buy, comparison, scaling, mixing, concentrations and exchange rates
- recognise and use sequences of, for example, triangular, square and cube numbers; generate terms of a sequence using term-to-term or a position-to-term rule
- plot and interpret graphs modelling real situations, for example conversion graphs, distance/time graphs and intersecting travel graphs.

##### Geometry and Measures

- interpret scales on a range of measuring instruments and recognise the continuous nature of measure and approximate nature of measurement
- know and use imperial measures still in common use and their approximate metric equivalents
- use and interpret maps, scale factors and scale drawings
- use the sum of angles in a triangle, for example to deduce the angle sum in any polygon; describe and transform 2D shapes using single transformations; describe and transform 2D shapes using reflections about the x and y axes
- describe and transform 2D shapes using single rotations about the origin
- describe and transform 2D shapes using translations
- describe and transform 2D shapes using enlargements by a positive whole number scale factor
- draw triangles and other 2D shapes using a ruler and protractor

##### Data Handling

- understand and use the vocabulary of probability
- including notions of uncertainty and risk
- use the terms fair, random, evens, certain, likely, unlikely and impossible; understand and use the probability scale from 0 to 1
- list all outcomes for single events, and for two successive events
- apply systematic listing strategies; work out probabilities expressed as fractions or decimals from simple experiments with equally likely outcomes and simple combined events
- identify different mutually exclusive outcomes and know that the sum of the probabilities of all these outcomes is 1
- understand the probability of an event not occurring is one minus the probability that it occurs; and use probabilities to calculate expectation.

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