Mathematics At Key Stage 4

The Curriculum

Our approach to teaching and learning in KS3 continues into KS4.
All students are expected to take an active role in lessons, and resources have been developed to encourage this.
The syllabus is taught in discrete units.  An end of unit test that aims to give students information about what grade they are working at and what areas need to be practiced further follows each unit.

Grouping

Students are set linearly to enable delivery of the syllabus at an appropriate level.

Exams

GCSE (9-1) will be taught from September 2015 and first examined in June 2017. As of June 2017 students will sit 3 terminal papers of 1hr 30mins each.  One will be a non calculator paper, for the other two a calculator can be used. This will reflect the increased content in the syllabus following the curriculum change in September 2015. Grades awarded will be from 9 to 1, 9 being the top grade equivalent to the very top of A* and 1 being the lowest grade, roughly equivalent to a grade G. We will continue to use Edexcel exam board.

GCSE Statistics

The 2 top sets are also entered for GCSE Statistics.   This is taught within the maths syllabus, as there is a large overlap of content.
Students complete 1 piece of controlled assessment and sit 1 terminal paper of 2 hours