The Maths Department
Key Stage 3
At Egerton High School our Key Stage 3 curriculum is taught, around a theme based approach which captures the interest of our students. The themes support students in understanding why they need to build on their basic math’s skills and understand the links with the world around them. Students are able to make progress extending their basic skills, while securing and extending their understanding of maths concepts, enabling them to work towards achieving their GCSEs. Students are supported in lessons by staff and will often work on the same topic but work at different levels, dependent on their individual needs. Independence is encouraged and developed throughout so students become more confident preparing them for the transition to Key Stage 4.
The summer theme is ‘Crime’ and in math’s we are focusing on how data can be presented and all our students dependent on their starting point are extending their understanding of all aspects of handling data. Students are developing and securing their understanding while relating all data to national and local crime statistics.
Key Stage 4
In Key Stage 4 all students use the concepts they have mastered and apply them, working towards achieving their maths GCSE. We are currently following the AQA GCSE Mathematics (8300) specification. All students are entered for GCSE at the end of year 11. In year 10 all students complete the OCR Entry Level Certificate where they are awarded level 1, 2 or 3. Throughout Key Stage 4 students will complete mock exams to prepare them for their final exams in year 11.