Mathematics is a core subject and as such is studied by every student in the school from Year 7 to Year 11. Mathematics is an all-embracing and pervading part of life. It helps us to creates, plan, organise and solve problems.
The department, therefore, has a responsibility to create an environment whereby students are encouraged and stimulated to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics and acquire the necessary concepts, skills and knowledge.
Key Stage 3
Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow the National Curriculum for mathematics as described in the National Numeracy Strategy. They are taught using a Maths Mastery approach.
Year 9 students follow the GCSE specification.
Key Stage 4
All the students study GCSE Mathematics; in addition, students in the separate sciences band also study GCSE Further Mathematics.
Students are assessed on ability and entered for the appropriate tier. They will be regularly assessed using grades 9 – 1 throughout the course.
Mathematics is examined in two tiers:
- Foundation for Grades 1 – 5
- Higher for Grades 5 – 9
Students complete 3 written exams at the end of year 11. Students will require a scientific calculator for papers 2 and 3.
Last updated: 03-05-18