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Maths

The maths curriculum covers a variety of topics which allow students to excel in their learning. Students know that when they come to mathematics lessons they will be entering a positive environment for learning, where boundaries are pushed and challenges are accepted.

The curriculum has been developed to allow students to use their mathematical skills in everyday life and to be ready for the future ahead of them. Students are taught by well qualified teachers, who make sure that learning is fun and enjoyable. 

Year 7 and 8

In Years 7 and 8, students are taught a range of topics from all four strands of the curriculum: number, algebra, geometry and measure and statistics. Students will become familiar with calculator and non-calculator methods for calculations and will hopefully feel confident in their own ability. Students are placed in sets according to their ability in order to gain the most out of their maths experience. Sets are reviewed regularly to ensure students are continually challenged in the group which they are in. Homework booklets form a regular part of Year 7 and 8 learning and will be set on a weekly basis.

I enjoy maths because my teachers get involved with our learning and take the time to explain difficult ideas.
Hollie Smith, Year 9

GCSE curriculum information

Qualification

Linear GCSE in mathematics

Course content/areas of study

You will study the following areas of mathematics: using and applying mathematics, number, algebra, shape, space and measure, data handling. You will take part in a wide variety of activities including group work and interactive tasks.

Assessment

Final examination x 3: 

  • Paper 1 - calculator - 33%        
  • Paper 2 - non calculator - 33%     
  • Paper 3 - calculator - 33%
Core or option Core
Number of GCSEs/equivalent One
I enjoy maths because it tests me and makes me want to challenge myself and push myself to do the best I can.
Matthew Moore, Year 9