Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
During Key Stage 3, students develop their mathematical knowledge and skills. The units of work follow the National Curriculum in England (July 2014), contributing to and supporting cross-cultural links. New Maths Frameworking texts are used to support the course, as they are based on the UK National Numeracy Strategy.
During lessons, students are taught mathematical skills and their applications in real life situations. Students learn from inquiry and investigation alongside mathematical games and puzzles, all of which improve their thinking skills.
Key Stage 3 work builds on and extends work students have completed in Key Stage 2. Some of the main topics taught are statistics, probability, symmetry, number patterns, algebra, graphs, arithmetic, 2D and 3D shapes, angles, scale drawing, area and perimeter, volumes, circles, loci, transformation, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, Pythagoras’ theorem and trigonometry.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
Mathematics is an essential subject for all learners. We follow the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus as it develops the mathematical knowledge as a key life skill and as a basis for more advanced study. Students who follow this syllabus also develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, problem solving, presenting and interpreting results and an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.
Our students will sit the IGCSE Mathematics exam which is available without coursework – subject number 0580. Our students have Core (grades C to G) and Extended (grades A* to E) options. Papers 1 and 3 are for Core option with a total exam time of 1 hour and 2 hours respectively. Papers 2 and 4 are for the Extended option with a total exam time of 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours respectively.
Long Term Plans
The long term plans set out the programmes of study for the whole academic year and enables parents to see the topics being studied term by term.