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Curriculum: Maths Key Stage 4

All Year 10 & 11 students study GCSE Mathematics either at Higher or Foundation Level, according to their level of ability.  Some students will also have the opportunity to study for the Edexcel Entry Level Certificate in Mathematics and the Edexcel Awards in Number and Measure. For students with a particular keenness to study Mathematics, they can also choose to study GCSE Statistics as part of their GCSE options curriculum.

The GCSE course is designed to develop an understanding of key mathematical concepts including number and algebra, geometry and measures, and statistics and probability. The GCSE specification requires students to have a good understanding of problem solving skills and broader mathematical understanding.  Our focus therefore is to enable students to deduce appropriate methods to solve problems in real-life contexts and to decide for themselves how to tackle a question and to choose the maths they will use. 

Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential in Mathematics. We also aim to develop students' interest and engagement in a subject which should always be exciting, invigorating and highly rewarding.

A curriculum overview calendar for Years 7 -11 Mathematics is available here

For details of the objectives that are covered in these topics, please click on the links below.

Foundation Tier Objectives

Higher Tier Objectives

Alongside these objectives are Mathswatch clip numbers which can be used to support students’ independent revision and preparation for termly assessments and the GCSE exam in the summer of year 11.

We also offer Statistics as a twilight GCSE with sessions once per week from the spring term of year 10. To view what this course covers, please click here to view the exam specification.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Mr D Moulder - Team Leader - Mathematics 

Mr A Gell - Deputy Team Leader - Mathematics 

Mrs L Fox - Deputy Team Leader - Mathematics

 

 

 

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