Course Outline

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students are set by ability into 5 or 6 classes. All students have 4 lessons each week, each one 60 minutes in length. Students are assessed at regular intervals to monitor progress and to identify any intervention needs.

In Year 10, students begin preparing for the final GCSE exam which they will be entered for at the end of Year 11. Students will be entered for the new specification from OCR (Mathematics (9-1) J560). Students will follow either the Higher or Foundation course depending on their ability. The Foundation course covers the equivalent of grade G to C, the Higher course covers the equivalent to grade D to A*, although these will be changing to a 1 to 9 system.
The final assessment includes 3 written papers, each 1 hour 30 mins in length. Foundation students will sit Paper 1, 2 and 3. Higher students will sit Paper 4, 5 and 6. Paper 2 and Paper 5 are non-calculator papers.

In Year 11, students continue to prepare for the final GCSE examination. Throughout Year 10 and Year 11, the students are assessed regularly to identify curricular topics which need further development.


Key Topics

Year 7, 8 and 9

Topics in Year 7 include:
Number work
Shape, Space and Measures

In Year 8 and Year 9, we continue to develop knowledge and understanding of these topics at the level appropriate to the individual student

Year 10 and Year 11

Key topics include:
Proportion, ratio and rates of change
Geometry and measures