Mathematics

Information on Key Stage 3

Pupils complete three different assessment activities.

Pupils are assessed in all five component parts of mathematics.

• Processes in Mathematics
• Number
• Algebra
• Shape, Space & Measures
• Handling Data

Information on Key Stage 4

GCSE Mathematics CCEA syllabus (code 2210). An exam is sat at the end of year 11 and at the end of year 12.
Yr 11: The exam is worth 45% Unit T1/ T2 (Foundation – 1 ½ hour exam with calculator) or
Unit T3/ T4 (Higher – 2 hour exam with calculator)

Yr 12: The exam is worth 55% Unit T5 (Foundation) – 2 Papers
Paper 1 – 1 hour (without calculator)
Paper 2 – 1 hour (with calculator) OR

Unit T6 (Higher – Completion Test) – 2 Papers
Paper 1 – 1 hour 15 minutes (without calculator)
Paper 2 – 1 hour 15 minutes (with calculator)

Repeat T1/T2/T3/T4 in January of year 12 or June of year 12. (This can only be repeated once)

GCSE in Additional Maths – CCEA syllabus (code G03)
• Pure Mathematics (50%) – Paper 1 (2 hours)
• Mechanics (25%) and Statistics (25%) – Paper 2 (2 hours)

Information on Key Stage 5

A – Level Mathematics – CCEA – AS Mathematics S2211 (Entry code)
– A Level Mathematics A2211 (Entry code)
Units taught in Yr 13:
S1 (Statistics 1), C1 (AS Core Mathematics 1), C2 (AS core Mathematics 2) – All papers 1 hour 30 minutes

Units taught in Yr 14:
C3 (A2 Core Mathematics 1), C4 (A2 Core Mathematics 2), M1 (Mechanics 1) – All papers 1 hour 30minutes

Assessment for AS: S1, C1, C2 are each worth 33 1/3 of the marks for AS

Assessment for A level: S1, C1, C2, C3, C4, M1 are each worth 16 2/3 of the marks for A Level

Can repeat modules in year 14 in January or summer

Career Opportunities from studying your subject.

Payroll Assistant, Post Office Counter Clerk, Airline Pilot, Market Research Analyst, Retail Buyer, Accountant
Computer Games Programmer, Radiographer, Quantity Surveyor, Actuary, Mathematics Teacher
Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Technician (Go to www.nidirect.gov.uk for more)

Extra Curricular activities

Pupils participate in:
UKMC – Junior, intermediate and senior
Various Workshops – eg: Stockbrokers Challenge
Extra maths revision lessons – Offered at lunchtime or after school