Curriculum: Years 7 to 11

Students follow a 5 year curriculum plan to enable them to be ready for taking their GCSE at the end of year 11.

The curriculum plan is broadly split up into the following areas: number, algebra, geometry, ratio & proportion, statistics and probability.

Determined by their KS2 SATs result, internal base line testing and regular in class assessment students follow a specifically designed route through these topics to develop understanding and build upon previous knowledge, allowing them to reach the highest level possible by the end of each year.

Throughout all years students sit regular end of unit knowledge checks to ensure progress. These enable areas of weakness to be quickly targeted within class and study support before their two main assessment points each year.

By the end of year 11 students will be ready for entry into one of two tiers for the GCSE; Foundation covering grades 1-5 or 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.

An overview of each year groups curriculum plan is as follows, for a more detailed version, with the topics in each unit click here.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 - Foundation Path

Year 9 - Higher Path

Year 10 - Foundation Path

Year 10 - Higher Path

Year 11 - Foundation Path

Year 11 - Higher Path

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