Key Stage 3
Schemes of work have been changed and start from Jan 2018
Timings may change slightly when other events and activities are happening within school
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 skills tests and termly using a summative test. 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.
Pupils at KS3 will be taught to GCSE level, have access to GCSE style questions and opportunity to apply skills learned to these questions.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 will now start in year 9
All KS4 pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics at Foundation or Higher Tier.
Sets 1-3: Higher Tier (Grades 4-9)
Sets 4-6: Foundation Tier (Grades 1-5)
How pupils are assessed
|Tier Availability||Method of assessment||Availablity||Marks||Calculator allowed|
|Foundation/Higher||Three written examinations||June||240||Paper 1: No
Paper 2: Yes
Paper 3: Yes
Foundation/Higher course overview
|Foundation proportion||Higher proportion|
|3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change||28%||23%|
|4 Geometry and measures||18%||23%|