At The Henry Beaufort School, our aims are to:
• Help all students to meet the mathematical demands of life, both now and in the future
• Provide all students with the opportunity to build a sound basis for further mathematical study
• Help all students develop confidence in their own mathematical ability and reach their full potential
• Provide all students with the opportunity to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from the subject in its own right
All students cover the Key Stage 3 curriculum during Years 7 and 8. Students are taught in mixed ability teaching groups for the first few weeks of Year 7. They are then set by ability. Decisions are based upon information from feeder schools, Key Stage 2 data, baseline assessments completed in lessons and our own professional judgements.
All students work on the Key Stage 4 curriculum from Year 9. The curriculum is completed by the end of Year 10, leaving Year 11 for revision and exam technique. All students at The Henry Beaufort School sit their Maths GCSE in Year 11. There are two tiers of entry, Higher tier (A*-C) and Foundation tier (C-G). The GCSE is 100% examination, with no Controlled Assessment element. A group of students, who are expected to gain an A* in their GCSE, also study the Further Maths GCSE course and have the opportunity to take the exam at the end of Year 11.
Support with Maths is offered to all students through our Maths Clinic which runs every Thursday after school.