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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category


Mathematics is taught as a core subject from Years 6-11.

The course is based on the National Framework, and informal testing takes place at Key Stage 2 (Year 6) and Key Stage 3 (Year 9) to ensure parity with national standards.

Setting in mathematics takes place from Year 7 onwards to ensure that each student learns at an appropriate pace and that more stretching work can be given to the mathematically able.

All students are entered for the Higher Tier of the Edexcel IGCSE in Year 11, with the majority achieving Grades A* and A.

Mathematics is a popular A level choice. The AQA GCE course comprises of two core mathematics (pure) units and one application unit (statistics, mechanics or decision maths) at AS level and the same at A2.

The school successfully enters many students for the UKMT mathematics challenges, as well as the Team Challenge. In addition, many other internal competitions are organised and all students have access to the ‘Mymaths’ website which offers both games and also learning support for the curriculum.