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How Mathematics works at Campion School

Years 7 and 8 follow a Key Stage 3 programme with no external examination. Students are taught topics on Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Data Handling. Year 7 and 8 students who excel will be taught the new GCSE (9-1) Foundation specification in preparation for their transition into KS4. Year 9 and 11 study the new GCSE (9-1) specification

There are two tiers at GCSE Mathematics; Higher at levels 4-9 and Foundation at levels 1-5. Students’ progress is monitored carefully throughout the course and they are entered for the most appropriate tier to them for their final examination. The exam board we use for GCSE Mathematics is Edexcel. Years 12 and 13 follow a Key Stage 5 A Level programme with examinations at the end of each year accounting for 50% of the course. Students are taught the compulsory modules Core 1, Core 2, Core 3 and Core 4. They also study 2 modules from the following options: Decision 1 and 2, Mechanics 1 and 2 or Statistics 1 and 2. An example of a combination may be Core 1 to 4 combined with Statistics 1 and Mechanics 1. The exam board we use for A Level Mathematics is AQA.