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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Years 10 - 11

Mathematics is taught in 9 ability sets with students able to move between the sets depending on progress.

We aim to:-

·         provide learners with a rich experience of Mathematics

·         provide learners with greater opportunities for using and interpreting Mathematics

·         improve attitudes towards Mathematics

·         inspire and prepare young people to continue Mathematics studies beyond GCSE


Students follow either the linear Higher or linear Foundation AQA syllabuses. There are three exam papers, one non-calculator and two calculator, all of which are taken at the end of Year 11.

Each paper is marked out of 100 and is worth 33⅓% of the exam.

There is no coursework in Mathematics.                                                                        

A variety of materials are available in lessons with each student assigned a copy of the higher or foundation text book. Electronic copies of these text books are available via the Kerboodle web site. Each student is also given access to the Mymaths web site which has a large database of lesson resources and worksheets.

Many students go on to study Mathematics at and A-Level and beyond at University. Mathematics is a highly respected qualification that demonstrates the ability to think logically and solve problems.

Virtually all sixth forms, colleges and employers require a Grade 4 or above in Mathematics. We guide pupils towards the route that is most likely to deliver this outcome.