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Additional Mathematics


Key Stage 3

The Junior school curriculum covers the four statuary attainment targets namely Number, Algebra, Shape Space and Measure and Processes. Pupils are taught the basic Mathematical skills which provide them with a solid foundation for GCSE study.


Pupils follow the linear AQA specification which entails 100% written examination taken at the end of form V. This is comprised of a calculator paper (60%) and a non-calculator paper (40%). The Collins text for AQA Modular Mathematics is used to support the students’ learning. (It has the same content as the linear course!) Each student should have access to an electronic copy of book 1 & 2 to use throughout the year.


The great themes introduced in GCSE Further Mathematics are developed. Pupils cover a wide range of topics in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics and begin for the first time to get a feel for how the various branches of Mathematics fit together. The CEA specification is followed.