Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.
Mrs K McDermott – Head of Mathematics
Key Stage 3
In all year groups, students study the following units of work for approximately two weeks each year
Integers, powers and roots
Students have four hours of maths classes a week in years 7, 8 and 9.
Students are set approximately 1 hour of online homework a week on MathsWatch.
Key Stage 4 – AQA Mathematics GCSE
Students follow the AQA syllabus for GCSE mathematics. The GCSE course in mathematics enables students to: develop fluent knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts; apply mathematical techniques to solve problems; reason mathematically and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.
GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9).
The content of the GCSE is organised into the following broad topic areas:
The GCSE exam comprises three papers, each 1 hour 30 minutes long and Content from any part of the specification may be assessed in any of the exams.
Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper and Paper 2 and 3 are calculator papers.
There are 80 marks available on each paper and there is a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as students progress through the paper.