Why do we learn maths?
We believe in providing students with a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical principles, the ability to confidently communicate in precise mathematical language, while becoming mathematical thinkers. It is the intention that if a student understands the core principles, they will be able to remember more and do more maths, in whatever context they encounter it.
It is our vision that all pupils can experience the joys of being a successful mathematician, if they are given the tools and the confidence to access the curriculum.
Head of Department
Mr P Purvis
Year 7
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 15 Revision from Fundamental Skills Test 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 612 Revision of topics 1  5 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 


2 written papers No calculators Covering topics 1  17 
Year 8
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 18  23 Revision from Fundamental Skills Test 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 24  29 Revision of topics 1  5 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 


2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator Covering topics 132 
Year 9
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 3340 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 41  46 Revision of topics 33  40 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 


2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator Covering topics 1  51 
Year 10  Foundation
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 17 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 816 Revision of topics 17 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 

Year 10  Higher
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 17 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Multiplechoice quiz 10 written questions covering topics 816 Revision of topics 17 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 


Mock exam 2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator All topics learned in Y710 
Year 11  Foundation
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Mock exam 2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator All topics learned in Y711 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 

Revision 
Mock exam 2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator All topics learned in Y711 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 

Revision 
GCSE exams 3 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: calculator Any topic can be assessed on any paper. 
Year 11  Higher
Autumn Topics  Autumn Assessment 


Mock exam 2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator All topics learned in Y711 
Spring Topics  Spring Assessment 


Mock exam 2 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: with calculator All topics learned in Y711 
Summer Topics  Summer Assessment 

GCSE exams 3 written papers Paper 1: no calculator Paper 2: calculator Paper 3: calculator Any topic can be assessed on any paper. 
Sixth form
Year 12
Content 

Mathematics is a challenging and valuable A level qualification, popular because of its stimulating curriculum and its high regard in industry and the employment market. In studying mathematics beyond GCSE, students explore its beauty, both in terms of abstract algebra & proof and its application to real world problems including mechanics modelling and statistical analysis. There is an emphasis on problem solving using logic and an analytical focus, developing key critical thinking skills. Pure A level mathematics extends fundamental mathematical skills, such as Algebra and Trigonometry and introduces new topics such as Calculus and Radian Measure. Applied A level mathematics includes Statistics and Mechanics modules, in which ‘real world’ situations are modelled mathematically. Our exam board for A Level maths is Edexcel. 
Assessment 

Baseline Transition Assessment End of Unit Assessments Throughout the year, A level mathematicians complete diagnostic tests. These diagnostics allow students to practice exam style questions regularly and help them asses their own level of understanding. AUTUMN 2 Assessments: Pure (topics covered so far) SPRING 2 MOCK: Pure (full paper) and Applied (topics covered so far) SUMMER 2: Full AS papers and A2 paper on content covered so far. 
Year 13
Content 

Pure Mathematics:
Statistics:
Mechanics:

Assessment 

In addition to Year Assessments in line with Year 12, ALevel Mathematics is assessed by examination. Students sit public examinations at the end of year 13. There are three two hour exams (2 Pure/1 Applied) for the A2 qualification. The exams are equally weighted 