The new examination for GCSE Mathematics 9-1 (2017) consists of 3 papers each worth 80 marks and are assigned 1 hour 30 minutes time to complete.
One paper is a non-calculator paper and the other two are calculator papers. On account of the increase in teaching content Year 9 commence working towards the GCSE Scheme of work. They have a teaching allocation of 3 hours per week.
Years 10 and 11 Students receive four hours of lessons per week.
In addition to this various levels of revision and intervention opportunities are available to support students to identify their own areas for improvement and continue to improve and succeed in Mathematics. www.mymaths.co.uk remains a useful resource for Key stage 4 in addition to the PiXL Maths app which can be downloaded for free.
All students would benefit from bringing their own scientific calculator, ruler and geometry set to every lesson to ensure they learn how to use the equipment correctly and are able to practise these skills at home. All students from Year 7 – 11 receive a GCSE style exam paper at the end of terms 1 to 6.
This is a useful strategy for preparing students with the structure and demands required for their GCSE examinations at the conclusion of Year 11.
This style of regular assessment is useful for monitoring progress and identifying targets for improvement.
All Mathematics lessons are delivered by subject specialists.