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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.

Maths Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils at Fisher More follow the White Rose Maths scheme of work throughout key stage 3.  It enables pupils to receive a deep understanding of the subject of Maths, enabling them with confidence and competence. 

Throughout their time at Key stage 3, pupils at Fisher More will become happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenges of the subject. Through developing a culture that produces strong secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help learners of all abilities to achieve excellence. 

The programmes of study for Years 7, 8 and 9 can be seen below.

 

Key Stage 4

Pupils at Fisher More will follow the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics syllabus.

The course will cover the following content headings:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher (content is defined for each tier).  Each pupil is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.

The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.  All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.  Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.  Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and each paper has 80 marks.

The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers.  Each paper will cover all assessment objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier.  Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.

The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.

  • Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
  • Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed).

Key Stage 4 Maths Curriculum Overview