Mathematics

Exam Board: Edexcel

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Mathematics Curriculum Summary
Year 7

The curriculum for mathematics follows a ‘mastery’ approach. This means that pupils are taught topics for longer and in more depth, allowing them to extend their learning as far as they are able to and build their long term memory for future learning.

Year 7 focusses heavily on number in order to build the secure foundation for the subsequent areas of work, whilst algebra is introduced later on in the year.

Pupils are assessed by weekly ‘exit tickets’ and end of topic quizzes.

Year 8 expands from number, continuing to expand on their algebra work and introducing geometry and statistics.

Pupils are assessed by weekly ‘exit tickets’ and end of topic quizzes.

Year 8
Year 9
Year 10

During Key Stage 4 students we continue to study GCSE topics with the aim to have covered the curriculum by the end of Year 10. Students are examined twice a year; Year 10 through an informal class assessment and in a formal mock exam and Year 11 students through two formal mocks.

We use real GCSE papers examined under GCSE conditions. This gives the students practise at exam techniques as well as giving them an accurate current working grade. Following exams, students are given a list of topics that they must work on to further improve their results.

More able students will sit an additional mathematics qualification namely the Certificate in Further Mathematics. This allows them to secure the highest grades in their GCSE as extending into further mathematics topics.

Less able students will sit the Entry Level in Mathematics which can be completed at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. This allows them to develop and practice the mathematical skills that underpin the GCSE Mathematics.

Year 11

REVISION HELP

Pearsons Edexecel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics revision guides can be purchased at the Finance Office

Mathswatch: https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

PiXL Maths App can be downloaded on to electronic devices or found here: https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/

Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/

Maths genie: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html