Students are grouped into sets from the outset of year 7; the sets are initially arranged using key stage 2 test results and reported teacher assessments. These sets are fluid and changes take place at any time throughout both key stages 3 and 4. During Key Stage 3 students follow an ambitious scheme of work covering the key areas of number; algebra; shape, space and measure and data handling and probability. The exact nature of the material covered is very dependent on the individual student; however we aim for the most able to begin to work on GCSE course in year 8. During year 9 all students begin to prepare for their GCSEs but this is level mapped and students will continue to be assessed using key stage 3 levels.
Assessment is ongoing by members of staff using a range of measures and reported grades aim to take a holistic view of the student.
All students: Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) MA1
Students should expect to receive written and MYMATHS homework tasks each week.
Each year our talented students participate in the UK Mathematics Challenges at junior, intermediate and team events.
Students working at below level 3 are supported by springboard maths sessions in registration time
Maths workshop, every lunchtime and Tuesday to Friday after school, for help with revision, homework, access to computers for MYMATHS homework.