In Key Stage 3
The programme is differentiated so that students can make progress and re-enforce their learning to date. The intention is to maximise learning and enthusiasm for mathematics with aim of early entry for qualifications such as Functional Skills Level 1 and GCSE (Foundation Level). Qualifications for Entry 1, 2 and 3 and Functional Skills level 1 and 2 are possible throughout the school regardless of Key Stage, these are to support a steppingstone approach and develop students skills and confidence in examinations.
Each KS3 student also has access to our mathsworkou.co.uk and Mathletics resources to supplement their studies throughout the course. Students are assessed on a termly basis and rates of progress are monitored, and interventions can be implemented if there is a need.
In Key Stage 4
The students study the WJEC GCSE in Mathematics at the Foundation tier. The course leads to a full GCSE award and is entirely assessed by two externally set examination papers which are sat during the summer exam period. Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper, whilst Paper 2 is a calculator allowed paper.
It may be possible for students to sit the examination on more than one occasion, depending upon circumstances. Students have the opportunity to practice for the examination on several occasions in advance of the actual examination.
Each student has access to an online learning resource called Maths workout to supplement their learning and development in preparation for KS4 examinations. Mathsworkout.co.uk and Mathletics can be used in class as well as out of school.