The GCSE Maths curriculum at Edith Kay School is based on what the students need to know by the end of Key Stage 4 as directed by the National Curriculum. The students study Edexcel’s (9-1) GCSE Higher/Foundation tier exam. This is assessed by three examinations, one non-calculator and two calculators. The GCSE mathematics course builds on the areas of mathematics which students have already studied in Years 7 and 8:
Pupils also continue to develop their skills in using and applying mathematics by completing investigations and Maths challenge questions.
All pupils are exposed to work that extends and enriches the curriculum beyond the normal GCSE, including Further Maths and A Level topics.
At Edith Kay School pupils will master concepts at their own level of understanding and pace. Those who grasp concepts quickly will move on to secure and deepen their understanding sooner, whilst students who are not sufficiently fluent yet will consolidate their understanding with additional practice and support.
Each lesson follows our three stages:
Gaps in previously taught content may also be addressed for individuals.
The progress that students make over time is clear evidence of the impact of teaching and learning.
At Edith Kay School Maths Curriculum is measured by a combination of formative assessment
and summative assessment carried out at the end of each topic.