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Students are continually assessed by their teachers through their classwork, contributions in lessons and their homework.
Key Stage 3
We give internal assessments at regular intervals during the year with a test at the end of Years 7, 8 and 9.
Key Stage 4
We take the Edexcel Linear GCSE. As of 2016, this comprises of three papers; one non-calculator and two with a calculator. Students take an internal exam at the end of Year 10 and a mock GCSE at the end of the Autumn Term in Year 11.
Revision lessons after school are organised in Year 11 and all students have the opportunity to work with their teachers after school to get advice on homework.
All students are provided with a login to Hegarty Maths. This website provides lessons and practice questions which students can use from any internet-connected computer. In different years, students are given additional logins to a variety of sites as appropriate (see below).
We also supply (free of charge) the Mathswatch computer disk of revision material for KS4 students. Many students have successfully used this disk as part of their revision over the last few years and we recommend it to all our KS4 students. More information about the contents of the disk is available at the company's website.
Parents can expect their children to have homework set every week in Maths. Homework is usually a worksheet, but may also be an internet-based task, revision, research or a challenging puzzle.
Students can use any of their logins to the websites used in lesson (see below for links) which have games and further challenges that students can do in their spare time at home if they have access to the internet. Parents of younger students may also like to install the program 'Timezattack'; which helps children to learn their times tables. It is available free at the BigBrainz website (link below).
Selected materials and a digital GCSE textbook are available on the school VLE. You may also like to investigate the following: