We are seven full time specialist teachers of mathematics, and form a successful team. There are six dedicated mathematics classrooms and all have interactive whiteboards which are used regularly in all key stages.
Key Stage 3
On entry at Year 7 all pupils will be assessed and are placed into sets, based upon these results and their attainment at Key Stage 2. Pupils do have the opportunity to move groups if their achievement and progress warrant this.
Key Stage 3 will be taught across Years 7 and 8 and follow the National Curriculum. It aims to ensure all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and can problem solve by applying mathematics.
Key Stage 4
For students currently in Year 9 they will begin to follow the new GCSE. This is for first assessment June 2017.
For years 10 and 11 we teach the existing GCSE, using the Edexcel exam board. Pupils follow either the Foundation course covering grades C to G, or the Higher course which covers grades A* to D.
Key Stage 5
We ask for students to have achieved at least a good grade B after following the Higher Tier course in Key Stage 4.
Year 12 students study one module of statistics, S1 and two modules of pure mathematics, C1 and C2. All modules are assessed in June.
Year 13 students study one module of mechanics, M1 and two modules of pure mathematics, C3 and C4 in June. All modules are assessed in June.
There is no coursework element in the AS or A2 courses.
In addition to the above GCSE Mathematics is also offered to 6th Form students.