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KS3 and KS4






Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Mathematics

Over their first 5 years, students followed a staged pathway that depends on their stage of learning rather than age.  This means that all can make the progress they need at the required level, building confidence and fluency. In years 7 to 9, the groups are broadly ability based, progressing to more defined ability sets in years 10 and 11.   In year 7, students have 7 lessons of Maths per fortnight, in years 8 and 9 they have 6 lessons per fortnight and in years 10 and 11 they have 8 lessons per fortnight. 

In all year groups, students study the six key topic areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry & Measures, Statistics and Probability, at an appropriate level.  They develop and deepen their understanding year on year. 

In Year 11 the students take the Edexcel GCSE examinations. This comprises of three papers, one of which is non-calculator, of one and a half hours each. The results are given on the 9-1 grading system. We enter students for either Higher (9-4) or Foundation (5-1) tier, the decision on tier of entry is finally taken in the spring term of Year 11. To view the specification from the exam board, click here.



GCSE (9-1) Practice tests

Practice paper bronze set 1 - 1-3

Practice paper silver set 1 - 1-3

Practice paper gold set 1 - 1-3

Practice paper bronze set 1 - 4-5

Practice paper silver set 1 - 4-5

Practice paper gold set 1 - 4-5

Practice paper bronze set 1 - 5-6

Practice paper silver set 1 - 5-6

Practice paper gold set 1 - 5-6

Practice paper bronze set 1 - 7-9

Practice paper silver set 1 - 7-9

Practice paper gold set 1 - 7-9

Useful links for support with revision

Foundation GCSE skill checklist

Higher GCSE skill checklist

GCSE Bitesize

Mymaths (School login: petershigh, please speak to your teacher regarding the password)

Corbett Maths

KESH Maths Takeaway

BBC Education


Pixi Maths

Exam Solutions

Maths Genie


Just Maths

Level 1 support

BBC Skillswise