Pupils will follow the statutory requirements as outlined in the specification for Mathematics (including Financial Capability) and may complete 3 ‘Using Maths tasks’ in Year 10 as part of their assessment.
Pupils are tested at the end of this Key Stage and streamed according to their ability.
After school support is offered in the Library and is mentored by our A Level students.
All pupils will sit Maths GCSE and we will use the CCEA examining board. The scheme of assessment is modular and most pupils will sit part of their GCSE in Year 11.
The six available units are:
Unit T1: Foundation Tier
Unit T2: Foundation Tier
Unit T5: Foundation Tier Completion Test
Unit T3: Higher Tier
Unit T4: Higher Tier
Unit T6: Higher Tier Completion Test.
The grades that students can achieve depend on the units that they sit for assessment.
T1 and T5 D–G All grades in this range are available.
T2 and T5 C–G All grades in this range are available.
T3 and T6 A–D(E) All grades in this range are available.
T4 and T6 A*–D(E)
The top two classes will sit their full GCSE in Year 11 and study GCSE Statistics in Year 12. We use the AQA examining board with one paper 80% and controlled assessment worth 20%.
KS5 (A Level)
We offer ‘A’ Level Maths. This is a very demanding subject therefore it is desirable that pupils have studied high level GCSE Mathematics gaining at least a grade B.
Pupils will also be offered the opportunity to repeat their GCSE Maths.
Post 16 students also have the opportunity to achieve Essential Skills Application of Number Level Two .
Other Information e.g. Awards, extra activities etc
Pupils are given the opportunity throughout the year to participate in various competitions.
LASCO ( Latin American Street Children) challenge
National ∏ (Pi) Day
Stock Market Challenge
Sentinus STEM competition
BT Young Scientist
ISWEEEP (International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad)
Curriculum Challenge P6 Local pupils
Linking Learning P7 Local pupils
Afterschool revision sessions are offered in the lead up to the exams and there is also small group withdrawal throughout the year.