The new GCSE Maths syllabus has a focus on problem solving and mathematical thinking.
You will learn particular mathematical techniques. However, the greater emphasis in the examinations is on applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems. Some questions will be set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world. Students might be asked to answer questions on, for instance, decorating a room or designing a garden, or perhaps paying bills or sorting out rotas for shop staff.
GCSE Maths is a key qualification required for many degree programmes and employment.