Key Stage 4

The GCSE course is organised into the broad topic areas of number and algebra, geometry and measures and statistics and probability.

Learners have the opportunity to work with discrete units whilst developing a holistic view of the concepts that underpin the whole subject.

The GCSE is examined in Year 11. Functional Mathematics requires learners to use mathematics effectively in a wide range of contexts.

The functional elements focus on the following key processes:

  • Representing: This is about understanding ‘real-world’ problems and selecting the mathematics to solve them.
  • Analysing: This is about applying a range of mathematics within realistic contexts.
  • Interpreting: This is about communicating and justifying solutions and linking solutions back to the original context of the problem.

The course allows students to develop the skills and abilities they need to take an active and responsible role in their communities, everyday life, the workplace and educational settings.

Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum includes equations and inequalities, graphs, algebra, transformations ratio and proportion, right-angled triangles, probability, multiplicative reasoning, constructions, loci and bearings, quadratic equations and graphs, perimeter, area and volume 2, similarity and congruence, trigonometry, further statistics and circle theorems.

Year 11

The Year 11 curriculum includes fractions, indices and standard form, congruence, similarity and vectors, algebra, geometric proof, proportion and graphs.