Key Stage 3

We follow a 2 year Key Stage 3 Mastery Scheme of Work in order to prepare students for their GCSE Maths course which they will begin in year 9.

Each year is split up into a series of topics which students study for periods of between 2 and 4 weeks. We also have problem solving and project weeks. All students will learn the same content regardless of their group. More able students will be stretched by content depth rather than going onto the next stage.

Key Stage 4

Maths

Maths is a 3-year linear GCSE course designed to finish at the end of year 11.

Maths is a core subject, which means that everyone will take a course leading to a GCSE in this subject. A pass at grade C or in the new GCSE (studied by Year 9 and 10) at level 4 or higher is a very important qualification- together with a similar qualification in English, it is a gateway to many careers and study at higher levels.

Students who achieve less than a grade C or are not making expected progress in Maths at the end of Year 8 or 10 will study additional periods of Maths to help boost their grade. This will be through Option Maths (in place of one of their three options). All other students will continue to progress as usual.

For some students it will be possible for them to study Additional Maths in Year 11, which is a level 3 Free-Standing-Maths- Qualification, a good preparation for A-level Maths.

Results
GCSE Maths – Edexcel Linear 1MAO
A* /A = 24%
A*-C = 89%
Expected Progress = 87%
Exceeding expected progress = 44%

You can find more details of the course by following the link:
Edexcel Maths

Statistics
GCSE Statistics is a 1-year GCSE course designed to be completed in Year 11. It is selected by those passionate for Maths as an option. It covers lots of the content covered in the normal GCSE Maths data section plus additional statistical content.

There is a coursework element to the GCSE that is worth 25% of the total grade and a single examination paper worth 75%.

Results
GCSE Statistics
A*/A = 64%
A* – C = 100%

Key Stage 5

AS Maths
AS Maths is a 1-year modular course designed to finish at the end of year 12. It consists of 3 modules, Core 1 and Core 2 – which extend the work of GCSE, including such areas as calculus, further trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and proof – and Statistics 1 – concentrating on probability, sampling and hypothesis testing, which build on the statistics at GCSE and form a useful combination with Geography and Biology AS levels.

A2 level Maths
A2 Maths follows on from AS and is a 1-year modular course designed to finish at the end of year 13. It consists of 3 modules, Core 3 and Core 4 – which extend the work of AS, including further calculus, functions, further trigonometry, parametric equations, partial fractions and vectors- and Decision and Discrete 1- concentrating on algorithms graphs, networks, critical path analysis, linear programming and simulation.

AS Further Maths and A2-level Further Maths
Further Maths builds on A2 Maths. 3 modules will credit an AS Further Maths and then 3 more A2 Further Maths. These modules are Further Pure 1, Mechanics 1 and Mechanics 2 to make the AS and Further Pure 2, Decision & Discrete 2 and Statistics 2 to make the A2.

Results
A Level Maths – OCR-MEI Year 13
A*-B = 65%
A*-E = 100%

A Level Further Maths – OCR-MEI Year 13
A*-B = 50%
A*-E = 100%

You can find more details of the course by following the link:
OCR Link
MEI Link

C Gibson – Acting Head of Maths
K Wayman – KS4 Coordinator
D Radford – KS3 Coordinator
C Kessie –Intervention Coordinator
N FarehamFOS Director of Maths
M LeeFOS Director of Maths
G Dzoboku – Vice Principal and Teacher of Maths
A Nicoll – Teacher of Maths
A Mullaney – Teacher of Maths
C Etherington – Teacher of Maths
D Peachey-Moore – Teacher of Maths
I Spink – Teacher of Maths
J Rodley – Teacher of Maths
J Petty – Teacher of Maths
J Best – Teacher of Maths
K Haines – Teacher of Maths
K Darwin – Teacher of Maths
L Boothby – Teacher of Maths
L Dickinson – Teacher of Maths
M Suleman – Teacher of Maths
R Allan –Teacher of Maths
S Ikram – Teacher of Maths
J Oates – One to one tutor of Maths
H Hillman – One to one tutor of Maths
H Mullen – One to one tutor of Maths