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The course aims

At Wilnecote High School we aim to provide all our students with both the mathematical content and transferable lifelong skills needed to prepare them for the modern world. In all years students are taught in sets to facilitate progress in fluency, mathematical reasoning and the ability to problem solve.

All students are expected to provide their own scientific calculator.

In years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught for three or four hours each week.

All students cover the same topics but the level that they work at is based upon prior knowledge and achievement.

Assessment – Students are assessed regularly in Mathematics to identify understanding of skills and retention of knowledge. Gaps identified then inform future planning.

Assessment takes three forms –

· Short end of unit assessments

· Half termly assessments

· End of year exams

Homework is set weekly.

At Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel GCSE 2 year Scheme Of Work.

In both years 10 and 11 students are taught for four hours per week.

All students can expect homework weekly.

Assessment

Students are assessed half termly in Year 10 as well as sitting an end of year examination.

In Year 11 sit mock exams throughout the year in preparation for the May/June examinations.

The GCSE final examination consists of three 90 minutes exam papers.

Grades 9-1 are available.

We participate in the national Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenges during the school year and send a team of year 8 and 9 students to the regional rounds of the Team Maths Challenge.

Key Stage 3

In years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught for three or four hours each week.

All students cover the same topics but the level that they work at is based upon prior knowledge and achievement.

Assessment – Students are assessed regularly in Mathematics to identify understanding of skills and retention of knowledge. Gaps identified then inform future planning.

Assessment takes three forms –

· Short end of unit assessments

· Half termly assessments

· End of year exams

Homework is set weekly.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel GCSE 2 year Scheme Of Work.

In both years 10 and 11 students are taught for four hours per week.

All students can expect homework weekly.

Assessment

Students are assessed half termly in Year 10 as well as sitting an end of year examination.

In Year 11 sit mock exams throughout the year in preparation for the May/June examinations.

The GCSE final examination consists of three 90 minutes exam papers.

Grades 9-1 are available.

Extra-Curricular

We participate in the national Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenges during the school year and send a team of year 8 and 9 students to the regional rounds of the Team Maths Challenge.