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Why study this subject?

  • Studying Maths will provide you with essential numeracy skills and knowledge useful to everyday life beyond school.
  • The knowledge and skills you gain can help you tackle tasks at work, apply for a wider range of jobs, and progress to study higher level courses.
  • You will gain problem solving and analytical skills which are highly transferable and desirable in professional and private life.

    Aims of the course

To enable students to:

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods
    and concepts and to be able to communicate mathematically with others in the world.
  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems.
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety
    of forms appropriate to the information and context.

What can this course lead to?

  • Maths qualifications are an essential gateway to many further and higher education courses.   Gaining a level 4 pass in Maths will mean that pupil’s will not have to continue studying for a GCSE Maths at college.

Expectations of subject

  • Students complete a formal assessment in January and June on the topics taught during the year to that point.
  • Homework is set once a week, usually on Sparx and relates to the units of work recently covered.  The maths department view homework as a major component of the GCSE course and pupils are expected to complete all homework to the expected standard, on time, every week.
  • Students are encouraged to work on their areas of weakness at home, as well as maintaining and improving their basic numeracy skills such as times tables and written methods.

Support and provisions


  • A hard working team of maths teachers tailoring lessons and homework to student’s needs.
  • Catch up sessions, in computer rooms, supervised by Maths teachers twice a week to help pupils with their homework and to provide general support with maths.
  • Online homework accessible from any computer with a network connection.
  • One to one and small group support for selected students in year 11.
  • Detailed, individually tailored assessment feedback with ready to go revision tasks.


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