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Mathematics

The department believes that all students have the capacity for mathematical understanding. Students have the opportunity to study mathematics in a variety of contexts and are encouraged to apply their skills in other subjects and beyond the classroom. 

At The Sele School we place great emphasis on problem solving and mental methods for which students develop strategies through oral or mental starters to each lesson. We also use a variety of maths related programs in the computer suites, and in class and these help to visualise some of the maths concepts.

Key Stage 3

 Students are taught in sets from Year 7, which have been determined by teacher assessment. Work is differentiated to take account of the ability levels of our students, extra support is provided for the lower ability and challenging activities and resources are available for the more able students. 

Regular assessment takes place throughout the year and parents are informed of progress via Academic Review Days and Reports. The GCSE course is started at the end of Year 9.

Key Stage 4

Students in Years 10 and 11 study for the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics (1MA1) qualification.

The course is assessed by three terminal examinations in the Summer of Year 11, each of 90 minutes, one paper being a non-calculator paper. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving.

Key Stage 5

 In the Sixth Form, students are able to study for AS/A2 level examinations in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The Edexcel AS  Mathematics course (8MAO) and As Further Mathematics course (8FMO) are examined at the end of Year 12 and the A level Mathematics course (9MAO) and the A level Further Mathematics course (9FMO) are examined at the end of Year 13. Independent study is an essential part of the Key Stage 5 courses as a preparation for University Study.

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