The Maths Department is highly supportive of all our students and as such we currently offer several course options throughout Key Stage 3 & 4, in order that every pupil is best able to meet their potential.
Mathematics National Curriculum for England – This is studied in Year 7 and 8
BTEC Mathematics – This is usually studied in Year 9 onwards
Functional Skills in Mathematics – This is usually studied in Year 9 onwards
IGCSE Edexcel Mathematics – This is usually studied in Year 9 onwards
IGCSE Edexcel Further Pure Mathematics – This is usually studied in Year 10 or Year 11 for one year.
Students are taught in groups according to their ability and have three lessons timetabled each week. Every student studies topics within the four main areas of Number & Algebra, Geometry, Measurements, Statistics; as well as completing several ‘real life’ cross-curricular projects.
Programmes of study and other important information about Mathematics can be found on the Student Intranet. Login here to access them.
In 2013, 100% of our students achieved an A*-C grade and 83% achieved an A*-A.
In 2014, 100% of our students achieved an A*-C grade and 50% achieved an A*-A.
Exam Information for Key Stage Four
All students will study the Edexcel IGSCE syllabus in parallel with any of the other courses. The exam code is 4MA0 Mathematics specification A.
During Year 10 and through to Year 11, Sets 1 and 2 will study the Higher tier syllabus and Sets 3 will study the Foundation tier. At the end of Year 10, Set 1 will aim to take the IGCSE Mathematics examination. If they meet the necessary standard, they will take an additional mathematics qualification in Year 11.
Assessment at the Examination stage takes place through two papers taken at the end of the course.
Please click on the items below for information on each Key stage: