Students in years 9, 10 and 11 follow a medium plan based upon the Edexcel GCSE specification.  This is a linear GCSE course and students will take all examinations in year 11; there is no controlled assessment or coursework in the Mathematics course.  There are two levels of entry at GCSE, Higher and Foundation, Grades 4 to 9 can be awarded from the Higher Tier and grades 1 to 5 can be awarded from the Foundation Tier. As far as is reasonably possible we enter students for the Higher Tier however where we feel that it best suits an individual, they will be entered for the Foundation Tier. Compared to key stage 3, key stage 4 adds an extra an emphasis on the ability to use and apply Mathematics to solve problems in the examination papers. Internal assessments take place throughout the year. The progress of students is closely monitored, and movement between sets may take place when appropriate.

Revision sessions are held in the lead up to the terminal exams in year 11. Tutoring and support is available throughout the year in the Maths area in every lunchtime and after school Tuesday – Friday.


All Y11 students: 

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) 1MA1

Programme of Study

How to prepare for GCSE


Students should expect to receive written and SPARX homework tasks each week.


Each year our students participate in the UK Mathematics Challenges at Senior and Intermediate events.


GCSE Revision Materials

You can purchase GCSE revision workbook through Parent Pay. Please check your tier with your Maths teacher before you order.

Knowledge Organiser

Year 9:   Foundation Higher
Year 10: Foundation Higher
Year 11: Foundation Higher