The general topics covered are Number and Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures, Handling Data and Applying Mathematics. Financial Capability is also taught throughout Key stages 3 and 4.
At Glenlola Collegiate School all pupils study Mathematics throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. Further Maths GCSE is also offered at Key Stage 4. Mathematics is also taught at AS and A2 level. Progress is assessed though classwork, homework and Tracking tests.
Key Stage 3
All pupils study Mathematics at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 we have classes studying the following options:
- Fast Track – GCSE Maths in year 11(CCEA M4 and M8); Further Mathematics GCSE in Year 12 (CCEA)
- Module M3/4 (CCEA) in year 11; Module M7/8 (CCEA) in year 12; OCR Foundation GCSE
Key Stage 5
We follow the CCEA Mathematics specification, studying:
- AS Unit 1: Pure Mathematics
- AS Unit 2: Mechanics and Statistics
- A2 Unit 1: Pure Mathematics
- A2 Unit 2: Mechanics and Statistics
We also run a Further Mathematics class studying:
- AS Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics in Year 13
- A2 Mathematics and A2 Further Mathematics in Year 14
Studying Mathematics is necessary in life. It will develop problem solving skills, numeracy skills, critical thinking, logic and financial awareness.
These skills can lead onto studying in further or higher education in a range of areas and potential careers such as:
- A number of Engineering opportunities
These are only some of the many fields open to Mathematics students. All career paths will require a Mathematics GCSE of Grade C or above.