Mathematics

Key Stage 3

Students in year 7 and 8 follow a two year key stage 3 curriculum.  This provides a stepping stone to the content they will be assessed on at GCSE level. It is underpinned by the main strands of Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry, Probability and Statistics.  Our key stage 3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding of these key strands while following one of three schemes of learning:

Sets 1 and 2 – Delta scheme of learning

Sets 3, 4 and 5 – The scheme of learning

Sets 6 and 7 – Pi scheme of learning

 All key stage 3 students have their homework regularly set on MyMaths (http://www.mymaths.co.uk/ ) To access this they must use the first level log in; username – ashgreen, password – helix 370.

All students have their own personalised second level log in which was given to them by their teachers.

 

KS4

Maths

The Maths Curriculum is changing for current year 9 and onwards.  The new specification being delivered is AQA GCSE 8300 (a link to these can be found below).  It follows the same six strands as at KS3 and is assessed by three question papers (two calculator and one non calculator).  The most obvious difference to the old Maths GCSE is the way it is graded.  Instead of using A*, A, B etc, it uses a numbering system 9 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.  A grade C will be the same as getting a 4.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

Homework for Key Stage 4 students is set twice a week using MathsWatch https://www.mathswatchvle.com/  Students can log with the details; centre ID – ashgreen, username - ???? (Their four digit examination number), password - password

 

Key Stage 5 

Exam Board - Edexcel.

Our year 12 and 13 students studying either Maths and/or Further Maths with are studying the MEI specification (http://www.mei.org.uk/syllabus).  This specification is very demanding and will ensure to stretch and challenge our students.  Additional work is set by each class teacher and on average 1 hour is set per lesson.