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Curriculum

Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8

In KS3 students have 5 periods of maths a week. We follow the Numeracy Strategy Framework for Teaching Mathematics, this is split into the following main topic areas: Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Data and Probability.

Determined by their KS2 SATs result and internal base line testing students will follow a specificly designed route through these topics allowing them to reach the highest level possible by the end of each year.

Students will sit regular class tests to ensure progress enabling areas of weakness to be targeted within study support before the two main assessment points in January and May.

To help develop understanding and build upon previous knowledge, key topics are revisited and extended through year 7 and 8, allowing a sound base for moving onto the GCSE course.

For an overview of what will be covered within each year please click here.

Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 and 11

In KS4 students have 5 or 6 periods of maths a week depending on which band they are in.

The curriculum follows on seamlessly from KS3 and students will study the AQA GCSE Mathematics course (8300).

There are two tiers of entry for the GCSE; Foundation covering grades 1-5 and Higher covering grades 4-9.

The GCSE is assessed by three papers at the end of the course in year 11 (1 x non calculator and 2 x calculator) they are all 1 hour and 30 minutes long and contain a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

To help develop understanding and build upon previous knowledge, key topics are revisited and extended through each year of the GCSE; allowing secure knowledge to be gained by year 11 ready for the final GCSE exams.

During years 9 and 10 students will sit regular class tests to ensure progress enabling areas of weakness to be targeted within study support before the two main assessment points each year.

For an overview of what will be covered within each year please click here.

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