## Maths

The Mathematics department aims to nurture the mathematical potential of every student and to assist in their progress towards becoming confident independent young people. All year groups are taught in ability sets. Assessments are carried out regularly so that we can monitor progress and identify areas of strength and weakness.

# Key Stage 3

# Year 7

Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through the mathematical constructs listed below.

The Key Constructs underpin the Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum, and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. The table below shows when they are explicitly focused upon for the first time.

# Year 8

Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through the mathematical constructs listed below.

The Key Constructs underpin the Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum, and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. The table below shows when they are explicitly focused upon for the first time.

# Key Stage 4

The mathematics department follow the AQA 8300 Specification. Pupils will follow either Higher-level GCSE (Grade 4-9) or Foundation level GCSE (Grade 1-5). Suitability for each course is determined by Key Stage 4 target grades and also assessments during years 7 and 8. The GCSE course is assessed by three written exams. Paper 1 is non-calculator; Paper 2 and Paper 3 are calculator based.

# Foundation Contents for Year 9, 10 and 11

# Higher Contents for Year 9, 10 and 11

# Post 16

# A Level Maths (first teaching in September 2017)

The mathematics department follows the AQA A Level 7357 Specification. The course is assessed by three written exams sat at the end of Year 13. Paper 1 Pure (2hrs), Paper 2 Pure and Mechanics (2hrs), and Paper 3 Pure and Statistics (2hrs).

A level Mathematics is a mixture of pure (core) mathematics (4 units); and applications of mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics (2 units).