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Mathematics

Key Stage 3

 

 

 

 

What do students study and in what order?

The five main branches of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Ratio Shape and Measures, Data handling and Probability.

The order will depend on the year and class the student is in. Please speak to the class teacher for more detail.

How are students assessed?

The class teacher regularly assesses progress in class and through homework.

There are four formal whole year group periods of assessment in a school year where student progress is compared and monitored.

How can parents best support their child?

Ensure they have the right equipment; pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compasses and a calculator.

Discuss their homework with them.

Visit websites such as www.mymaths.co.uk which is useful for students of all levels.

Key Stage 4

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

The five main branches of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Ratio Shape and Measures, Data handling and Probability.

The order will depend on the year, and class the student is in. please speak to the class teacher for more detail.

What exam board do we follow?

EDEXCEL GCSE code 1MA1

With 2 available Tiers; Foundation Grades 1-5, Higher Grades 4-9

 

How are students assessed?

By three 90 minute papers at the end of Year 11. A non calculator exam worth 80 marks, and two calculator exams, each worth 80 marks.

How can parents best support their child?

Discussing their classwork and homework.

Ensuring they have a good scientific calculator. We recommend the Casio fx85 (we sell in school for £8)

Directing them to useful websites such as Corbett maths where they can find ‘how to’ videos, questions to try, exam past papers, answers,  or BBC Bitesize, mymaths.co.uk, and others.

Key Stage 5

What do students study and in what order?

For A Level Mathematics; the new prescribed A level content based mainly on Pure Mathematics with some Mechanics and Statistics

For A Level Further Mathematics; the prescribed Pure content with the Decision 1 and Further Mechanics option.

For CORE Mathematics; the prescribed finance and numeracy, with the Statistics option.

What exam board do we follow?

A Level Mathematics and Further; Edexcel

CORE; AQA

How are students assessed?

A Level is assessed at the end of year 13 with three 2 hour exams.

CORE is a one year course assessed with two 90 minute exams with some preliminary material.

How can parents best support their child?

At A Level we use a digital textbook for maths so an iPad is recommended.

Encourage students to stay on top of the course. Having the digital textbook allows students to easily complete and check more exercises outside of class.

Ensure students have the correct A Level maths calculator; the Casio fx-991ex classwiz (sold in school for £20).

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