Mathematics enables students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts including working with numbers, algebra, geometry, measure, statistics and probability.

Head of Department: Mrs K Ali 

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Curriculum Outline
  • Key Stage 3
    • Within Key Stage 3, students focus on four core topics including number, algebra, shape and space and data handling. Topics are covered using a wide variety of texts and resources.
      Improving numeracy is incorporated into each topic in addition to building the skills required for Key Stage 4, such as problem-solving and understanding mathematical concepts.
    • Drop-In Maths Support available after school on Tuesdays in SB3 (3:15 pm to 3:45 pm)
  • Key Stage 4:
    • students follow either the higher or foundation programme, covering a range of topics, including number, shape, algebra, statistics, geometry and measure. Students focus on worded problems and continue to develop the skills required to understand mathematical concepts.
  • Key Stage 5:
    • Students follow a two-year programme and are entered for formal examinations in the second year of the course.
    • Year 1 – Students are assessed internally on two written papers for Pure Mathematics (9 topics) and Applied Mathematics comprising of Statistics (5 topics) and Mechanics (3 topics)
    • Year 2 – Students complete the programme for Pure Mathematics (10 topics) and Applied Mathematics consisting of Statistics (5 topics) and Mechanics (4 topics).
    • Key Stage 5 Resources

The end of the course culminates with external examinations for what was covered in Year 1 and Year 2 in three written papers: Pure Mathematics 1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Statistics & Mechanics. Each paper represents a third of the component for the overall assessment.

Key Stage Taught (Yes / No)
Key Stage 3 Yes
Key Stage 4 Yes
Key Stage 5 Yes

Examination Information
Official name of course Qualification Level Exam Board
GCSE Mathematics GCSE Edexcel
A Level GCE in Mathematics A Level Edexcel