Key Stage 3
The Mathematics curriculum taught at Key stage 3 follows the National Curriculum differentiated according to individual pupil ability and learning needs. Each class follows a tailored scheme of work to match the academic level and learning style of that class and provide the necessary support for associated learning difficulties that may present as part of their autism.
Key Stage 4
At Key stages 4 & 5 we offer a range of courses to match the abilities of our pupils. We currently deliver GCSE, Functional Skills and Entry Level courses.
The current GCSE course followed from September 2016 is Edexcel Linear course Mathematics (9-1). It is typically a two-year course though can be delivered over three. The course is offered at both foundation and higher tier level depending on pupil ability. The course is assessed through two examinations, one calculator paper and one non-calculator paper, held at the conclusion of the programme in June which forms 100% of their overall grade.
Where pupils are not ready to take on the demands of a GCSE course, we offer the Edexcel Entry Level Certificate (ELC) in mathematics at entry levels one, two and three. The course is designed to give pupils the necessary numeracy skills needed for every day life and builds to lead into the GCSE foundation course. The course is assessed internally by a task activity and a test and is moderated externally by Edexcel.
The Functional Skills course followed is Edexcel Functional Mathematics, which is offered at Level 1 and Level 2. The course is designed to give pupils practical mathematics, planning and reasoning skills to prepare them for life outside school. The course is assessed externally via online test.