Key Stage 3

Pupils in KS3 are set in ability groups from Year 7, based on KS2 Maths Assessments.  Progress is monitored and reviewed on a half-termly basis using topic tests and teacher assessment.

The new curriculum places great emphasis on understanding Mathematical concepts and processes, and linking different concepts together to deepen understanding.  It also encourages pupils to make links between Mathematical concepts and functional, real-life problems.

Topics covered during Key Stage 3 include;

Algebra, Formulae, Fractions, Probability, Angles, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Transformations, Scatter Graphs, Measures and Averages.

Key Stage 4

All KS4 pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A (1MA0) at Foundation or Higher Tier.

Sets 1-4:  Higher Tier (Grades A* – D)

Sets 5/6:  Foundation Tier (Grades C – G)

How pupils are assessed

Tier Availability Method of assessment Availablity Marks Calculator allowed
Foundation/Higher Two written examminations June 200 Paper 1:  NoPaper 2:  Yes

Higher Tier offers grades A* – D

20% – 30% of each paper assesses the functional elements of Mathematics

Foundation Tier offers grades C – G

30% – 40% each paper assesses the functional elements of Mathematics



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