This course outline is a general guide for a WAEC/GCSE ‘O’ Level Mathematics course spread across twenty sessions. It is important to note that the pace and depth of content covered in each session may need to be adjusted based on the student’s specific needs and prior knowledge. This layout assumes a basic understanding of the subject; hence, the curriculum might vary for beginners or more advanced students.

Furthermore, the structure of the course can be flexibly adjusted to meet the unique requirements of each student or group, ensuring that all learners can successfully achieve their potential in the subject. This individualised approach ensures that students are adequately supported and challenged throughout the course.


Session 1: Introduction to GCSE Mathematics

  • Overview of the GCSE Mathematics syllabus.
  • Introduction to key mathematical concepts and symbols.

Session 2-3: Number

  • Types of numbers (natural, integers, rational, irrational).
  • Arithmetic operations and BODMAS/BIDMAS rule.
  • Powers, roots and order of magnitude.

Session 4-5: Algebra

  • Introduction to algebraic expressions.
  • Simplifying and factorising algebraic expressions.
  • Solving basic linear equations.

Session 6-7: Ratios, Proportions and Rates of Change

  • Understanding ratios and proportions.
  • Solving problems involving rates of change.

Session 8-10: Geometry and Measures

  • Properties of angles and lines.
  • Triangle and circle theorems.
  • Calculating area, volume, and surface area.

Session 11: Statistics

  • Collecting and representing data.
  • Measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and spread (range, interquartile range, standard deviation).

Session 12-13: Probability

  • Introduction to probability.
  • Calculating simple and combined probabilities.

Session 14-15: Advanced Algebra and Functions

  • Solving quadratic equations.
  • Understanding and plotting linear and quadratic functions.

Session 16: More on Geometry

  • Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry.
  • Vectors and transformations.

Session 17: Further Statistics and Probability

  • Probability trees and conditional probability.
  • Histograms and cumulative frequency graphs.

Session 18: Equations and Inequalities

  • Solving simultaneous equations.
  • Working with inequalities.

Session 19: Revision and Problem-Solving

  • Review of major topics.
  • Applying knowledge to solve complex, multi-step problems.

Session 20: Mock Examination and Feedback

  • Full-length mock examination under timed conditions.
  • Detailed feedback and areas for further study.

PLEASE NOTE:that this course outline is meant to serve as a foundational structure, providing a roadmap tailored to meet individual student’s learning styles and paces.