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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 at the end of each term on the topics taught during the year to that point.
  • Homework is set once a week, usually on Hegarty Maths 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.
  • Students also sit an end of year assessment in the summer.

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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