Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society – it has value in the workplace, business and finance, and is important for personal decision making. It provides the tools required for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics and is essential in public decision making – it is therefore important to national prosperity.
An understanding of Mathematics equips us all with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. Students who are functional in Mathematics and financially capable can think independently in applied and abstract ways, and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.
At Haygrove School students are taught in ability groups throughout their five years. They follow schemes of work which incorporate all aspects of Mathematics and are taught using a variety of styles and resources. The different methods used aim to develop a positive attitude to the subject for all our students and allow them to see it as a valuable area of study
The Mathematics curriculum is structured as a five-year programme which enables students to progress from Key Stage 2 to GCSE, covering all 6 areas of Mathematical study:
Each of these areas spiral through all five years in increasing complexity and sophistication. Each year students experience a review and consolidation of prior learning as well as being introduced to new skills and concepts.
Key Stage 4 Options
- GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel [Pearson]) – Higher Tier (expected grades 9-5)
- GCSE Mathematics (AQA) – Foundation Tier (expected grades 5 -1)
There is an optional offer for year 10 students of GCSE statistics – this is for the Option Plus route only. The examination is sat at the end of Year 10
Also, in year 11, students wishing to go on to study A level Mathematics have the opportunity of studying Additional Maths afterschool with the option of sitting an additional examination at the end of year 11.
GCSE Revision Resources
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