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Mathematics

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

A range of topics within:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape and space
  • Statistics

Build on the foundations of Year 7

A range of topics within:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape and space
  • Statistics

By the end of Year 9, students
will have been taught all topics
on the Key Stage 3 curriculum
and have started learning
GCSE mathematics content.

Key Stage 3 assessment

  • At Key Stage 3, teachers use regular formative assessments leading to summative assessments mid-year and end-of-year.

 

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE 8300

Year 10 Year 11

Students are taught the big underlying themes of Maths GCSE. 

They look at setting up and solving equations, trigonometry, number work including use of surds and proportion, and shape.

Students will complete the remainder of
the GCSE course and look at applying what they've learned in Year 10 to more demanding topics using general problme-solving ideas.

These topics include vectors, circle theorems, general trigonometry.

 

Key Stage 4 assessment

  • In Years 9 and 10, teachers use regular formative assessments leading to summative assessments mid-year and end-of year.
  • In Year 10, students will sit their first mock examination in the Summer term based on the topics covered up until that point.
  • In Year 11, students will sit two sets of mocks.  The first set of mocks in the Autumn term will consist of two papers – one calculator, one non-calculator.  They will then sit a full set of mock exams (one non-calculator, two calculator papers) in the Spring term.

 

Key Stage 5

Year 12 Year 13

We aim for students to complete the Year 1 course in the first two terms.  After Easter they will begin the Year 2 course.  Students will study core maths, statistics and mechanics.

Further Maths students will complete the whole of the Maths A level in Year 12.  This will be completed shortly after the Easter holidays.  Once complete, students will begin the core element of the Further Maths curriculum.

Maths students will complete the Year 2 course in the first two terms.  After Easter they will spend their lessons revising key topics and looking at examination techniques

Further Maths students will complete Further Maths in the first two terms.  After Easter they will spend their lessons revising key topics and looking at examination techniques.  Further Mathematicians have 3 optional modules. 

Our students will study the statistics minor, mechanics minor and extra pure modules.

Key Stage 5 assessment

Year 12

  • Formative and summative assessments throughout the year.  Mock examinations.
     

Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom

  • All students at CGS can take part in national maths competitions run by the UK Maths Trust.  Students in Years 7 and 8 take the Junior Maths Challenge, students in Years 9, 10 and 11 take the Intermediate Maths Challenge and students in Years 12 and 13 take the Senior Maths Challenge.  The Challenges take place in April, February and November respectively. 
     
  • Each year we have several students who qualify for the follow on rounds including the British Mathematical Olympiad.
     
  • CGS also enters teams for both the Team and Senior Team Maths Challenges, also run by the UK Maths Trust.  The regional heats of these competitions take place shortly before Christmas and shortly before Easter each year.  In recent years CGS has finished in the top 15 schools in the country, with over 1,200 schools entering.
     

A level Mathematics:  Please see the Sixth Form section of our website: sixth-form-subject-information