GSCE
STUDENTS AND PARENTS
You’ll need a scientific calculator for GCSE Maths. Scientific calculators handle standard arithmetic, and then add extra functionality like cube roots, powers, statistics, trigonometry and more. They are also very useful for other subjects such as Science, so one model covers all your subjects.
A basic scientific calculator is the minimum you require for exams. However a more advanced model such as the fx991EX will give you advantages for learning and in the exam, for example with solving equations. Compare the calculators below.
Maths is a visual subject. A graphic calculator allows you to draw graphs and statistical charts, while doing the same calculations as on a scientific calculator. Some schools now use our fxCG50 graphic calculator which gives a significant learning advantage, especially at the Higher tier. Please see below on why it might be worth considering this calculator.WHICH SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR?
The fx83GT PLUS is the minimumspecification calculator for GCSE. It has all the functionality you require for the exam. The more advanced fx991EX calculator will allow you to check answers to complex maths such as solving equations. It is also the calculator that can see you through to more advanced maths after GCSE.
Both calculators are allowed in GCSE exams.
Topic  Scientific Calculator 
Advanced Scientific Calculator 

GCSE calculation  
Calculate statistics  
Solve equations  No 

Alevel  No 