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Written by Ms J Storch
Mathematics is an essential subject enabling us to solve many important and intriguing problems. A highquality Mathematics education can support students in further study in many disciplines, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Economics. However, Mathematics is also a fascinating and varied subject in its own right. English.
Key Stage 3
Years 7, 8 and 9
In line with the National Curriculum, students at BHFS will learn to work fluently, to reason mathematically and to solve problems. The Mathematics Department makes use of a range of resources and teaching activities to support all students. The Mathematics Mastery approach is followed, where pupils spend more time on the topics being studied. They explore concepts using objects, conversations and problemsolving to build confidence in their understanding.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 and 11
The GCSE Mathematics course extends the mathematics you have learnt in Key Stage 3. You will study: Number, Algebra, Shape and Data Handling. There is an increased emphasis on applications and functionality. The Course is examined with three equally weighted examinations at the end of the course. There is no controlled assessment or coursework. The specification being followed is the Edexcel Board GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics (1MA1).
Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13
Mathematics is a popular A Level subject at BHFS and a few of the students choose to study A Level Further Mathematics in addition to A Level Mathematics. We follow the Edexcel A Level Mathematics (2008) syllabus for Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Mathematics students in Year 12 study two Core Mathematics modules, C1 and C2. Students will also study S1, a Statistics module. In Year 13, Mathematics students will study two further Core Mathematics modules, C3 and C4 and M1, a Mechanics module. Further Mathematics students in Year 12/13 will study the FP1, FP2, Further Pure modules. also either S2 or M2.