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
Useful links for support with revision
Mymaths (School login: petershigh, please speak to your teacher regarding the password)
Level 1 support