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 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.
Key Stage 4
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%|