Pupils aiming for a C+ at GCSE at the end of Year 13 will be working in a small group and covering a mixture of higher and foundation topics.
They will increase and extend their understanding of a range of mathematical concepts and develop their logical and problem solving abilities in preparation for their future careers.
As a school we want to prepare our students for all aspects of life after school and this includes the ability to manage money in different circumstances. One way that we are doing this is through enriching the maths curriculum by including money related tasks that brings maths to life for students. The maths department is also working with other areas of the curriculum to develop financial topics and contexts for learning. We are working towards becoming a Centre of Excellence in Financial Education.
The new Cambridge Progression suite of qualifications is also going to be run within the sixth form. They range from Entry Level to Level 2 and focus on the fundamentals of adult learning in English and Maths - core skills and knowledge, simple assessment and a framework of bite-sized, credit-based units.
These are new accredited qualifications designed for adult learners who need Core English and Maths skills. They have been developed using the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Core Curriculums. They are small units that target specific skills.