Overview

All students will study Mathematics which will lead to a GCSE qualification.  The subject terminates in year 11 with 3 examination papers, each 1 & 1/2 hours long. Each paper has an equal weighting and each are worth 80 marks each. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second and third papers are calculator papers.

This course is made up of 2 elements:

1—Building fluency

Differentiated unit structure will increase the depth of understanding of maths, build fluency and nurture student’s confidence.

2— Problem Solving & Reasoning

The mastery approach is a specific focus on problem- solving and develops higher-order mathematical reasoning skills.

Mathematical Content – Foundation and Higher:

Maths now has 5 domains. Each of these domains have different weighting in the new examinations as follows:

Geometry & Measures Number Statistics & Probability Algebra Ratio. Proportion & Rates of Change
Higher 20% 15% 15% 30% 20%
Foundation 15% 25% 15% 20% 25%

 Teaching and Support

Pupils will be taught 5 periods over the weekly timetable and will complete set homework each week.

Pupils will have options to come to extra support sessions and revision sessions will be available as pupils approach key assessment points throughout the course.

Material can be accessed from home to support pupils learning.