We want there to be a buzz about mathematics. It is a brilliant subject and we want to share our positivity with students. We want a buzz for learning and a buzz for reaching the best grades possible in exams.
Students will be challenged to ensure good progress and we aim for them to accept and enjoy that challenge. Mathematicians aren’t people who find maths easy. They’re people who enjoy how hard it is.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9):
We follow the White Rose Curriculum for Years 7 to 9.
We use the White Rose End of Block and End of Term assessments to measure students’ progress throughout the course.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
We follow the Edexcel two-year scheme of work for GCSE Maths. Students will either take the Foundation tier or Higher tier examination, which contain the same questions at Grade 4 and 5. Students sitting the Foundation tier can achieve a Level 1 pass from Grade 1 to 3 or a Level 2 pass at Grade 4 or 5. Students demonstrating the potential to reach Grades 6 to 9 will sit the Higher tier. The topic areas, and the proportion of work for the examinations that they account for are shown in the diagrams.
We subscribe to the fabulous MathsWatch website, and students from Years 7 to 11 are expected to complete tasks each week to support them in learning and remembering the material covered in lessons.