Year 7 – 11 students follow a 5 year scheme of work and have four maths lessons each week. In years 7 and 8, students cover all units that are required before moving onto the GCSE course in Years 9, 10 and 11.
Assessments take place termly to test progress and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.
The aims and objectives of the course are to:
Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
Reason mathematically, make deductions and draw conclusions
Interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of ways
This will give students a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and prepare them for employment. The course also gives students mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them in a range of other subjects e.g. science, geography. design and technology, where the understanding and application of maths is crucial.
The course has two tiers available:
Foundation (Grades 1 – 5) and Higher (Grades 4 -9) and consists of three equally weighted papers. The content outlined for each tier and the grades are assessed across all 3 papers.
Paper 1 (Non Calculator) 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks
Paper 2 (Calculator) 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks
Paper 3 (Calculator) 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks
Please click on the links below to view the curriculum content for each year group.
For more information about the curriculum content for maths, please email Mrs Ferns (email@example.com).