In Years 7 the Maths Connect Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

Number

Algebra

Shape and space

Data handling

In Years 8 the Maths Connect Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

Number

Algebra

Shape and space

Data handling

In Year 9 the Formula One Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

Number

Algebra

Shape and space

Data handling

The school’s key stage four mathematics programmes of study place a renewed emphasis on problem-solving, functionality and mathematical thinking. There is a greater emphasis in examinations on the assessment of applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems, and some questions are now set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world.
Students are also now required to be able to communicate the mathematics they have applied (a requirement called Quality of Written Communication, QWC, which is compulsory for all GCSE examinations).

The Mathematics GCSE has two tiers of study originally introduced in 2006:

__Foundation tier: __

Where grades 1 up to 5 may be achieved.

__Higher tier: __

Where grades 4 up to 9 are possible.

- The GCSE is entirely assessed by written examination, which means that no coursework will be expected from any student.
- The GCSE is assessed through three 1 hour and 30 minute examination papers.
- The content of the GCSE Mathematics specifications has been grouped into the topic areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

The school’s key stage four mathematics programmes of study place a renewed emphasis on problem-solving, functionality and mathematical thinking. There is a greater emphasis in examinations on the assessment of applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems, and some questions are now set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world.
Students are also now required to be able to communicate the mathematics they have applied (a requirement called Quality of Written Communication, QWC, which is compulsory for all GCSE examinations).

The Mathematics GCSE has two tiers of study originally introduced in 2006:

__Foundation tier: __

Where grades 1 up to 5 may be achieved.

__Higher tier: __

Where grades 4 up to 9 are possible.

- The GCSE is entirely assessed by written examination, which means that no coursework will be expected from any student.
- The GCSE is assessed through three 1 hour and 30 minute examination papers.
- The content of the GCSE Mathematics specifications has been grouped into the topic areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

Edexcel AS and A2 Mathematics and Further Maths are currently offered. Pearson maths textbooks are used for these courses. Each textbook comes packed with additional online content that supports independent learning.

__Maths__

The maths course is split into three modules.

Pure maths – 66.67% of the qualification

Statistics – 16.67% of the qualification

Mechanics – 16.67% of the qualification

The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification

__Further maths__

The further maths course is split into three modules.

Core pure maths – 50% of the qualification

Further pure 1 – 25% of the qualification

Decision maths – 25% of the qualification

The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification

__Maths__

__Core 3:__ Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation and integration and numerical methods.

__Core 4:__ Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation and integration; vectors.

__Decision 1:__ Algorithms, graphs and networks; minimum connector problems, shortest paths; matching route inspection; Chinese postman problem and linear programming.

__Further Maths__

__Further Pure 2:__ Inequalities; series, first order differential equations; second order differential equations; further complex numbers, Maclaurin and Taylor series.

__Further Pure 3:__ Further matrix algebra; vectors, hyperbolic functions; differentiation; integration, further coordinate systems.

__Decision 2: __Transportation problems; allocation (assignment) problems; the travelling salesman; game theory; further linear programming, dynamic programming; flows in networks.

__Economics__

__Unit 3: Business Economics and Economic Efficiency__

This unit develops the content of Unit 1 and examines how the pricing and nature of competition between firms is affected by the number and size of market participants. At the end of this unit, students should be able to analyse the pricing and output decisions of firms in different contexts. They should also be capable of making an appraisal of government intervention aimed at promoting competitive markets.

__Unit 4: The Global Economy__

This unit develops the knowledge and skills gained in Unit 2 so that they can be applied in a global context. The application, analysis and evaluation of economic models is required as well as an ability to assess policies which might be used to deal with economic problems. An awareness of trends and developments in the global economy over the last 10 years is required.