We follow a mastery teaching approach in maths, ensuring that our students have mastered key areas of the curriculum. These topics are built on each year so our students can confidently access GCSE questions when they start Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Our students study with the Edexcel exam board as the exam encourages students to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. There is a focus on problem solving and students being able to apply their skills and mathematical knowledge in different contexts. Students are required to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
There is an emphasis on key terms, on knowing what these words mean and what the exam question is asking you to do. This is incorporated into our homework, as knowledge maps still play a big role in maths, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, students also complete online an hour of compulsory homework on Sparx Maths.
Students complete either a KPI topic test at the end of each topic.
Years 7-10 complete a Cumulative Knowledge Test in Half Term 2, a mid-year assessment in Half Term 3 and an end of year assessment in Half Term 6.
Year 11 complete mock exams in Half Terms 2 and 4.
Maths is a linear course, meaning that our students complete all of their assessment at the end of year 11. There are 3 written papers lasting 1.5 hours each: 1 non calculator and 2 calculator papers
Students study towards the higher tier (grades 4-9) or foundation tier (up to grade 5).
- UKMT Intermediate and Junior Maths Challenges
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Level 3 Additional Maths Free Standing Maths Qualification (OCR exam board)
- MESME Maths Circles (Maths Education for Social Mobility and Excellence)
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Sparx help – Useful resources to help you get started on Sparx
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Useful Revision Websites
OnMaths complete past papers online and the website marks it for you!
MathsGenie practice questions are listed by approximate GCSE grade to help target your revision
CorbettMaths worksheets and videos to help you focus on specific topics