Head of Faculty: Second in Faculty: Mr S Ewing Mr L Diaby
Key Stage 3
We believe the key to success in Mathematics is in the quality teaching of the basic skills at Key Stage 3. Through this students master the key skills of numeracy, algebra and shape. When students join us in Year 7, they are grouped into sets based on their mathematical ability. Throughout Key Stage 3, there are regular half-termly assessments to allow for tracking of progress and to ensure students are working in the correct set for them to be challenged. Each of our sets follow an individual curriculum so that all students are challenged whatever their ability. These courses are based around the key areas of number, algebra, handling data, probability, space, shape and measures.
Key Stage 4
Students follow a 3 year GCSE curriculum in Mathematics starting at the beginning of Year 9. There are two tiers of entry in Mathematics: Foundation and Higher. We use the Edexcel exam board which consists of 3 exam papers - a non calculator paper and two calculator papers; each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
Students complete written assessments every half term so we can monitor every student's progress and make set changes when required. In Year 11 we target those students who need the most support for weekly after-school intervention. We are very proud of the progress we have made in GCSE Mathematics over the last few years and this has been highlighted by our excellent GCSE results.
CMATS (Claydon’s Most Able and Talented Students)
The most able students at Claydon High School have the chance to complete three GCSEs in Mathematics: GCSE Statistics, GCSE Further Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics. Every year we take part in a number of regional mathematics competitions including the UKMT Maths Team Challenge and the Maths Feast. The most able students from each year group take part in the National UKMT Individual Maths Challenge. We also work closely with the AMSP (Advanced Mathematics Support Programme) and attend a number of their events every year.