Mathematics is a core subject studied by all pupils to GCSE level. Our aims are for all students to become confident and proficient in numeracy and functional Mathematics skills and to develop enthusiasm for furthering their knowledge and understanding of the subject in order to achieve their full potential at GCSE.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – to February of Year 9)
Initially Year 7 students are taught in three mixed ability sets with one small support set. During the first three weeks they have a circus of Mathematical tasks with different members of the department in order to observe and asses their ability. Pupils are allocated sets commensurate with their ability. Sets are reviewed regularly and parents are informed of any changes.
The Key Stage 3 programme of study follows the requirements of the four main areas of the National Curriculum
• Using and applying mathematics
• Number and Algebra
• Shape, space and measures
• Handling Data
Key Stage 4 - GCSE Mathematics
Students continue to be taught in sets and follow the Edexcel modular GCSE, specification 2MB01.
Pupils sit three module examinations:
Availability of Unit examination for current Year 11 pupils (September 2012 – June 2013)
Unit 1 November 2012, March 2013, June 2013
Unit 2 November 2012, March 2013, June 2013
Unit 3 June 2013.
Current Year 10 (September 2012 – June 2013)
Pupils study the Edexcel GCSE specification 2MB01. However the three unit examinations will only be available in June 2014. As all GCSE examination must be taken at the end of the course with effect from June 2014.