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Mathematics
KEY STAGE 3.
At Key Stage 3 pupils are given the opportunity to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired at Key Stage 2. They are given the opportunity to use their previous experience when considering mathematical problems and real-world problems. Pupils will extend their knowledge of number work by working with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.
They will be given opportunities to develop their knowledge of algebra, shape, geometry, measure and statistics.
In years 7, 8 and 9 there are two bands with three groups in one band and four in the other. The department sets the pupils according to their mathematical ability so that, in one band, there are sets 1 to 3 and in the other sets 1 to 4.

KEY STAGE 4.
All pupils will follow a suitable Mathematics course in years 10 and 11. Each course will contain arithmetic, algebra, geometry, measures and statistics.
The main aim of the course is to develop a pupil's Mathematical ability and knowledge so that he/she can apply Mathematics in everyday situations, and also to develop an understanding of the role mathematics plays in the world about us. The course should enable pupils to solve problems, to appreciate mathematical patterns and relationships, and to encourage discussions and awareness of mathematical skills.

The pupils will be entered for two GCSEs in Mathematics:

1. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy
In the GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy pupils will be given opportunities to build on and progress from the levels of numeracy achieved by the end of year 9. Pupils will work through problems encountered in their everyday lives, in the world of work and in other areas of the curriculum.

2. GCSE Mathematics.
In GCSE Mathematics pupils will continue to develop their skills in all areas of Mathematics, covering the areas needed for progression to scientific, technical and further mathematical study.

In the GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy pupils will be given opportunities to build on and progress from the levels of numeracy achieved by the end of key stage 3. Pupils will work through problems encountered in their everyday lives, in the world of work and in other areas of the curriculum.

In GCSE Mathematics pupils will continue to develop their skills in all areas of Mathematics, covering the areas needed for progression to scientific, technical and further mathematical study.

Assessment Schemes
There are two written papers in each qualification - 50% each paper. Paper 1 (without a calculator) Paper 2 (with a calculator) There are three tiers for each qualification: Higher tier (A*-C), Intermediate tier (B-E) and Foundation tier (D-G). Pupils will be advised during the course which tier is most suitable to meet their needs.

Mathematics Entry Level
Entry Level Mathematics is a course which meets the needs of pupils who appear to be below the standards required to gain a GCSE qualification, but at the same time it provides for those with the potential of progressing to GCSE. The Entry Level course will develop the whole range of students' mathematical abilities and develop their understanding of day-to-day Mathematics and how it is applied. Most entry level candidates are encouraged to attempt the Foundation tier GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy.

KEY STAGE 5.
Mathematics at A level is an academically demanding subject which calls for total commitment over the period of two years. The aim of this course is to provide students with a good basic understanding of Mathematics which is a foundation for further study in the subject and to provide support for students taking AS or A level courses in other subjects such as Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Computing and Psychology.

Outline of AS and A2 courses:
AS:-
Pure Maths C1 and C2 together with either Mechanics M1 or Statistics S1.

A2:-
Pure Maths C3 and C4 together with either Mechanics M2 or Statistics S2.

Further Mathematics:
Those students who follow Mathematics and Further Mathematics (Double Maths) will study a total of twelve modules.

AS:-
Pure Maths C1 and C2 , Further Pure Maths FP1, Mechanics M1 and Statistics S1.

A2:-
Pure Maths C3 and C4, Further Pure Maths FP2 and FP3, Mechanics M2 and Statistics S2.