Maths skills are now included in the assessment of all GCSE Science qualifications. There will be 10% Maths included in Biology, 20% of Maths in Chemistry, 30% of Maths in Physics and 20% of Maths in Combined Science. To ensure that our students are adept at these skills, we teach a numeracy topic at the start of Year 9. In the first half term, the girls studied decimals, standard form, area, surface area, volume, ratios, fractions, percentages, significant figures, mean, mode, median, range, estimates, sampling, probability, conversions and prefixes. To support their learning in class, each student has a Maths skills workbook which is used for homework and is also a useful revision resource for their assessments this year. This book will be a vital resource and will aid their GCSE revision and preparation. To further enhance their learning, in most lessons Year 9 are being shown GCSE questions which allow them to become familiar with the style of GCSE questions and to prove they are not as daunting as they think. Here is an example – can you answer this? Convert 280 μm to mm.