Mathematics - Key Stage 4

During year 10 the foundation skills for the GCSE qualification are taught. The depth of understanding depends on the needs of each individual pupil. GCSE mathematics is split into 6 units: number; algebra; geometry and measures; ratio, proportion and rates of change; probability and statistics all of which have an importance in mathematics. 

Pupils will study mathematics for 5 lessons during a week in a classroom environment and are expected to study outside of class to ensure that they achieve the best possible grade. The course will be internally assessed by examinations taking place at the end of year 10 and this will prepare them for their final assessment sat the end of year 11: Depending on pupils ability they will either take the foundation or higher tier. 

Homework for the course is given electronically and it is the pupils’ responsibility to ensure that this is completed on a weekly basis. We increase the number of classes in year 11 so that focussed teaching with smaller groups can occur.

 

     
 

The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree. - Aristotle

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