Maths Key Stage 4
**Year 10 - Curriculum Content**
All students follow a Scheme of Work which builds on work covered in KS3 and covers a range of aspects from each of the broad content headings listed below:
Number
Algebra
Shape, Space and Measures
Handling Data
Each of these aspects are re-visited, consolidated and extended throughout the year and in Year 11.
Functional Mathematics (Real Life problems) and Mathematical Processes and Applications (Problem Solving skills) are an integral part of the content areas listed above.
**Year 11 - Curriculum Content**
All students follow a Scheme of Work which builds on work covered in Year 10 and covers a range of aspects from each of the broad content headings listed below:
Number
Algebra
Shape, Space and Measures
Handling Data
Each of these aspects are re-visited, consolidated and extended throughout the year.
Functional Mathematics (Real Life problems) and Mathematical Processes and Applications (Problem Solving skills) are an integral part of the content areas listed above.
Key Stage 4 Approach
The Mathematics GCSE does not just begin in Year 10. Students are building up their knowledge and skills throughout Key Stage 3 and the work then continues with consolidation and further development of these aspects.
Students follow a Linear GCSE course with two examinations in the summer of Year 11, one calculator and one non-calculator. Students will be entered for either Foundation or Higher tier, the decision on which tier to enter is governed only by a student’s strengths in the subject. Being in a particular Mathematics set does not necessarily mean entry at a particular tier of the final exam. At Higher Tier, grades A* to D are available. At Foundation Tier, grades C to G are available. Homework is generally set weekly and may take a variety of forms, e.g. worksheets or activities to consolidate or assess understanding, preparation for future lessons, revision for exams, practice exam papers and online tasks. The department has its own dedicated homework website where parents can check the work which has been set. The URL for this is https://sites.google.com/site/stbernardsmaths. Students also have individual passwords for the MyMaths.co.uk website and can use this to help them review classwork, revise for exams or complete assigned homework. |