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Key Stage 2 Mathematics

Our Key Stage 2 mathematics closely follows the National Curriculum. We seek to get a very clear picture of the pupils’ ability and then build a personalised learning journey enabling all to achieve their potential.

We promote learning through a multi-sensory approach to perform calculations and concepts using exaggerated actions, carefully designed phrases and a maths story.  This allows the pupils to engage, explore and learn mathematical concepts.

Alongside developing a love of maths all students have the opportunity of sitting the KS2 SAT exams.

Key Stage 3 Mathematics

Pupils continue to learn mathematical concepts following the national curriculum and build upon skills and concepts taught at KS2.  In Year 9, students begin to transition over to the KS4 curriculum studying for both the entry level certificate and GCSE examinations.

All pupils have the opportunity each week to apply their learning to maths games both in class and during break and lunchtimes. Applying maths skills through play increases interaction between children, opportunities to test intuitive ideas and problem solving strategies.

Key Stage 4 Mathematics

At KS4, pupils either study Edexcel GCSE maths or AQA Entry Level maths, depending on the ability of the pupil. It is our aim for every pupil to leave with a national qualification in maths.

The KS4 stage covers Year 10 and 11. It is focused on preparing students for their careers by getting the right qualifications. The work involves learning applied maths which solves real world problems. At the same time the subjects of algebra, shape, data and calculation are deepened and broadened.

Qualifications

The following qualifications are taken in KS4:

  • Functional Skills Level 1
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • GCSE Foundation Maths
  • GCSE Higher Maths

Please click on the links below for more information about each of the KS4 routes.

GCSE Maths

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Functional Skills Maths

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills/Maths.html

Entry Level Maths

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/elc/mathematics-5930