At Key Stage 4 all pupils will follow a Functional Skills based curriculum for Maths, as they do for English. Towards the end of Year 11 pupils will be entered for Functional Skills accreditation ranging from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2. We currently use OCR exam board and the accreditation is made up of a one paper exam. At Entry Level, the exam is less formal and set up as a short learning task. As pupils reach Level 1 and 2, the arrangements become more formal and exam like.
We have a small group of Year 11 pupils currently studying for Maths GCSE through AQA exam board. The exam is made up of three papers which are timetabled for end of term 5 and beginning of term 6. The papers test the pupils on a range of areas such as statistics, number, algebra and geometry.