Mathematics

Head of Dept: Mr S. Whitmarsh


Staff in department

Mr S. Bogle, Mr B. Cartwright, Mrs K. Connolly, Mr A. Hamilton, Mrs M. Louden

A Level Mathematics

A level exam board: CCEA

Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 124 % of A Level1 hour 45 minutes external examination paper AS 1 Pure Mathematics
AS Module 216 % of A Level 1 hour 15 minutes external examination paper AS 2 Applied Mathematics
A2 Module 136 % of A Level 2 hours 30 minutes external examination paper A2 1 Pure Mathematics
A2 Module 224 % of A Level 1 hour 30 minutes external examination paper A2 2 Applied Mathematics

A Level Further Mathematics

A level exam board: CCEA

Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 120 % of A Level1 hour 30 minutes external examination paper AS 1 Pure Mathematics
AS Module 220 % of A Level 1 hour 30 minutes external examination paper AS 2 Applied Mathematics
A2 Module 130 % of A Level 2 hours 15 minutes external examination paper A2 1 Pure Mathematics
A2 Module 230 % of A Level 2 hours 15 minutes external examination paper A2 2 Applied Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics

  • GCSE level exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 1452 hour written paperEither M3 or M4
Unit 2551¼ hour exam (no calculator) and 1¼ hour exam (calculator)Either M7 or M8

GCSE Further Mathematics

  • GCSE level exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 150Written examination lasting 2 hoursPure Mathematics
Unit 225Written examination lasting 1 hoursMechanics
Unit 325Written examination lasting 1 hoursStatistics

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Number patterns & Sequences, Mental Maths & BODMAS, Decimals, Statistics, Algebra, Symmetry, Polygons, Further Algebra, Angles, Perimeter, 3D Work, Directed numbers, Fractions, Units.

Year 9
Time & Travel Graphs, Indices & Estimation, Statistical Diagrams, Algebra, Transformations, Angles, Probability, Percentages & Fractions, Straight Line Graphs, Area, Planning a Holiday, Ratio.

Year 10
Algebra, Accuracy & Using Formulae, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Handling Data & Stem and Leaf Diagrams, Volume, Number Revision, Trigonometry, Cumulative Frequency Curves & Box Plots.