This is a quick over view of the topics in the M6 CCEA GCSE Maths curriculum.

**M6 is the completion paper **and the **gateway paper is M2.** Read about the M2 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum here.

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## M6 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum – Foundation

M6 – this can be sat in January or June and makes up 55% of the overall score. The final grades the can be achieved are *C – G. The exam is made up of 2 papers that are each 1 hour long and there is a calculator and a calculator paper.

Students should know the curriculum from M1, M2 and M5 before learning the M6 curriculum.

#### Learning Outcomes For M6 CCEA GCSE Maths Curriculum:

##### Number and Algebra

- understand the principles of number systems
- convert numbers from decimal to binary (base 2) and vice versa
- use index laws in algebra for positive powers; use systematic trial and improvement to find approximate solutions of equations where there is no simple analytical method of solving them
- solve linear inequalities in one variable, and represent the solution set on a number line
- change the subject of a simple formula
- find the nth term of a sequence where the rule is linear
- solve two linear simultaneous equations graphically
- generate points and plot graphs of simple quadratic functions and use these to find approximate solutions for points of intersection with lines of the form \(y=\pm a\) only.

##### Geometry and Measures

- understand and use bearings; calculate and use the sums of the interior and exterior angles of polygons; distinguish properties that are preserved under particular transformations
- describe and transform 2D shapes using reflections in lines parallel to the x or y axis
- transform 2D shapes using rotations about any point
- describe and transform 2D shapes using translations, to include using vector notation
- understand and use the effect of enlargement on perimeter and area of shapes
- understand the term congruent; use the standard ruler and compass constructions
- identify the loci of points, including real life problems

##### Data Handling

- systematically list all outcomes for single events and for two successive events
- understand and use estimates or measures of probability from relative frequency
- compare experimental data and theoretical probabilities
- understand that increasing sample size generally leads to better estimates of probability.

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