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KS4 Maths

Years 9, 10 and 11 follow a three year mathematics enhancement programme focusing on developing skills in numeracy and perfecting problem solving techniques to prepare them for final examinations and further study.

Year 7 and 8 students who excel will study a two year foundation new GCSE (9-1) curriculum to stretch them beyond the ordinary KS3 content. This will help them master the higher GCSE content in years 9-11 and prepare them for A level mathematics.

There are two different routes in each year: Higher and Foundation

Regular assessments are used to monitor students’ progress along with detailed marking and feedback from teachers. Students are also given homework linked to the work completed in lesson in order to consolidate their learning.

Students are encouraged to attend Mathematics Surgery on Tuesday and Thursdays after school.

At the end of Year 11 students sit three examinations: Paper 1 Non-Calculator, Paper 2 Calculator and paper 3 also Calculator. Each paper will be 1hour and 30 minutes long and worth 80 marks each. These account for 100% of the course since there is no coursework.

All students are provided with a textbook according to the tier they are following and are expected to use it for further study, revision and homework.

For more details on the course content, please view the GCSE Maths presentation attached at the bottom of this page.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Ali.