
Key Stage 3 Maths
Four assessments are completed by each pupil throughout the year.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 8

Number patterns Arithmetic
(Sept, ½ Oct)
Decimals, Fractions and Percentages (½ Oct, Nov, Dec)

2D Shape + Angles (Jan, ½ Feb)
Length and Area
(½ Feb, Mar, ½ Apr)

Statistics (½ Apr, May)
Algebra and Negative numbers
(June)

Year 9

Mental Power, Percentages and Fractions (Sep, Oct, ½ Nov)
Graphs (½ Nov, Dec)

Angles and Transformations (Jan, ½ Feb)
Ratio, Area and Volume (½ Feb, Mar, ½ Apr)

Statistics (Apr)
Algebra and Negative Numbers
(May, June)

Year 10
(Foundation)

Decimals, Fractions and Percentages, Ratio
(Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)

Angles, Shapes and Transformations
(Jan, ½ Feb)
Length, Area, Volume (½ Feb, Mar, ½ Apr)

Negative numbers
Algebra  Equations (May)
Statistics + Probability (June)

Yeat 10
(Higher)

Decimals, Fractions and Percentages, Ratio
(Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)

Angles, Shapes (Jan, ½ Feb)
Length, Area, Surface Area, Volume, Pythagoras, Circles
(½ Feb, Mar, ½ Apr)

Algebra – Equations, Inequalities (½ Apr, May)
Statistics + Probability (June)

Assessment 1 is based on homework for September and October. Assessments 2, 3 and 4 are at the end of each term.
At the beginning of each term students do a baseline test. This will allow the teacher to identify strengths and weaknesses and plan work accordingly. It will also help students to set a target for each term.
In Year 10 the teacher will report a level (17) based on the evidence collected throughout the year. This will also determine if the student does GCSE at Foundation or Higher level.


KS4 Maths  GCSE Maths (AQA)
The school follows the AQA Linear Syllabus (Details of which are are available on the AQA website). There are two GCSE exams at the end of year 12 (Calculator and Noncalculator). Students will be entered for Foundation Tier (grade C to G) or Higher Tier (A* to D) but there are opportunities for students to change Tier. There is no coursework. The two exams make up 100% of the total marks.
In Year 11 there will be 4 assessments similar to KS3. There are no external GCSE exams in Year 11.
GCSE Further Maths (CCEA)
This is available to pupils who would be expected to obtain a grade A or higher at GCSE level. There are two GCSE exams at the end of year 12 (Paper 1  Pure Maths and Paper 2  Mechanics and Statistics). There is no coursework. The two exams make up 100% of the total marks.

Key Stage 5 Maths (A level)

AS and A level Maths (CCEA)
AS level
AS students study 3 modules. C1 (Pure Maths) , C2 (Pure Maths) and M1 (Mechanics), with all examinations in May/June.
There is no coursework.
A level
A level students also study 3 modules. C3 (Pure Maths) , C4 (Pure Maths) and S1 (Statistics).
2 exams, S1 and C3 are taken in January and the final exam (C4) is taken in May/June.
Resits from AS level can also be sat in January or at the end of the year.
Further Maths A level (CCEA)
This is available to students who would be expected to obtain at least a grade A in A level Maths.


