Mathematics is a core subject of the National Curriculum and we aim to provide students with the skills and opportunities which will equip them to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Mathematics is both a tool for solving problems in a wide range of contexts and also a discipline with its own inherent structure and aesthetic appeal.
The use of interactive whiteboards and specific mathematical software enhance the teaching and learning in lessons. Students complete Key Stage 3 by the end of year 8. They then progress on to the GCSE Mathematics course in Year 9 and take GCSE Mathematics at the end of year 11.
At Key Stage 5, students may choose to take the IB or A level courses. Mathematics is a required subject in the IB and can be taken at Higher or Standard level. Both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are offered at A level. Mathematics is a popular choice and it complements many other subjects in the curriculum. There is also the option for students to take an additional certificate in Mathematics in Context, this course is suitable for students who which to continue with Mathematics into post16 but do not wish to take A Level Mathematics.
There are opportunities for extracurricular fulfilment through the UK Mathematics Challenges, and attending conferences.
The open question and answer sessions in lessons encourage a questioning mind that develops reasoning. Introducing new technology with the use of the interactive whiteboard improves presentation of lessons by adding greater interest and clarity.
Ofsted
Course Offerings
Course Title  Qualifications Obtainable  Awarding Body 

Key Stage 4 Courses  
Mathematics  GCSE  EdExcel 
Statistics  AS Level  EdExcel 
Key Stage 5 Courses  
Mathematics  ALevel  EdExcel 
Further Mathematics  ALevel  EdExcel 
Mathematics in Context  Level 3 Certificate  EdExcel 
Studies Level Mathematics  IB  IBO 
Standard Level Mathematics  IB  IBO 
Higher Level Mathematics  IB  IBO 
Year 7  

Curriculum Content:  In Year 7 pupils are taught in their form groups and receive seven hours of Mathematics per fortnight. Throughout the year we aim to ensure that arithmetic skills are secure, there is a sound understanding of basic geometric principles and algebraic techniques are extended. Pupils should have a scientific calculator and will have the opportunity to explore their enthusiasm with exciting and practical Mathematics. 
Year 8  
Curriculum Content:  In Year 8 pupils are split into six groups, by ability, all receiving seven hour of Mathematics per fortnight. Throughout the Year 8 Mathematics curriculum we build on their knowledge gained in Year 7 and further develop their Mathematical understanding. New topics that are introduced in Year 8 are; Pythagoras Theorem, Trigonometry, Polygons and Linear Graphs. By introducing these topics now we enable the students to experiment with the concepts that will be required for their GCSE. 
Year 9  
Curriculum Content:  In Year 9 pupils begin to study the EdExcel GCSE course, this course is covered over three years. The pupils are split into seven groups by ability, all receive seven hours of Mathematics per fortnight.
The EdExcel GCSE course is currently examined in three 1 hour 30 minute written papers. Paper one is a noncalculator paper and Paper two and three are calculator papers. The examinations are now focused around more problem solving questions, assessing a student’s ability to apply the Mathematics they have learnt to a situation. 
Year 10  
Curriculum Content:  In Year 10 pupils remain split by ability into seven groups, all receive seven hours of Mathematics per fortnight. Pupils will continue with their GCSE studies, following the Edexcel course, studying the following topics:

Year 11  
Curriculum Content:  In Year 11 pupils remain split into seven groups by ability, all receive seven hours of Mathematics per fortnight. Pupils will spend the year completing the EdExcel GCSE course and sit their exam at the end of the year. There is also the opportunity for students, in the top group, who are excelling in Mathematics to choose to study ASLevel Statistics as an additional qualification.
The ASLevel Statistics offers the pupils an interesting and stimulating programme of study. Throughout the course the students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of statistical thinking and practice, along with an understanding of how Statistics are used in the real world. It is assessed by two written paper each of 1 hour 30 minutes in length and worth 60 marks. Both of the papers are equally weighted. 
Year 12  
Curriculum Content:  MATHEMATICS A LEVEL
In year 12 pupils will begin their study of the 2year Mathematics Edexcel Course. Over the course of the 2 years’ pupils study 2 Pure Mathematics units and 1 Application unit, which is a combination of Statistics and Mechanics. The Mathematics A level is assessed at the end of the 2 year course through 3 examinations each of equal weighting
The Pure Mathematics Topics covered in year 12 are:
The Applied Topics covered in year 12 are:
FURTHER MATHS A LEVEL For students who expect a grade 9 in GCSE, the option of A Level Further Mathematics is available. This course is highly regarded and should be considered seriously by those seeking to do a degree in mathematics or a related subject. (For example; engineering, physics, chemistry, economics, computing science.) Over the course of the 2 years’ pupils study 2 Further Pure Mathematics units and 2 Application units, which are Decision Mathematics and the Further Statistics (You must also take A Level Mathematics) The Further Mathematics A level is assessed at the end of the 2 year course through 4 examinations each of equal weighting
The Further Pure Mathematics Topics covered in year 12 are:
The Topics covered in the applied modules (FS1 and D1) in year 12 are:
Over the year pupils will cover the content on the following areas:

Year 13  
Curriculum Content:  MATHEMATICS A LEVEL
In year 13 pupils continue their study of the 2year Mathematics Edexcel Course. Over the course of the 2 years’ pupils study 2 Pure Mathematics units and 1 Application unit, which is a combination of Statistics and Mechanics. The Mathematics A level is assessed at the end of the 2 year course through 3 examinations each of equal weighting
The Applied Topics covered in year 12 are:
FURTHER MATHS A LEVEL In year 13 pupils will be continuing with the Edexcel Further Mathematics course. Over the course of the 2 years’ pupils study 2 Further Pure Mathematics units and 2 Application units, which are Decision Mathematics and the Further Statistics (You must also take A Level Mathematics) The Further Mathematics A level is assessed at the end of the 2 year course through 4 examinations each of equal weighting
The Further Pure Mathematics Topics covered in year 13 are:
The Topics covered in the applied modules (FS1 and D1) in year 13 are:
IB The IB Mathematics Diploma Courses are designed to develop mathematical and independent thinking skills, aiding in developing an appreciation of how different topics are linked. The courses are rigorous and engender a deeper understanding of concepts that prepare students for the future. Students choosing the IB pathway have the opportunity to study Mathematics at Higher, Standard or Mathematical Studies Level. 