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Brighton College

Brighton College

Mathematics

As well as introducing the pupils to new areas of Mathematics, we give them the opportunity to develop and consolidate much of the Mathematics that has been studied in lower years. The emphasis is on gaining (or maintaining) good numeracy skills; applying previously learnt Mathematics to a variety of situations and developing independent learning skills in Mathematics. Mathematical discussion and group work are encouraged to consolidate the pupils’ Mathematical knowledge and skills.

Year 9 

All pupils in Year 9 follow a scheme of work containing similar topics, differentiated according to ability. There are three schemes of work:

  • Accelerated – this course covers Year 10 Higher GCSE. It is intended for those pupils who will go on to take Additional Mathematics as well as Higher GCSE at the end of Year 11.
  • Alpha – this course broadly follows the national Year 9 programme of study. It is intended for those pupils who are likely to attain a top grade in Higher Mathematics GCSE at the end of Year11.
  • Beta – this course broadly follows the national Year 9 programme of study. It is intended for those pupils who are likely to obtain a lower grade in the Higher Mathematics GCSE at the end of the Year 11.

GCSE

All Year 10 and 11 pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE course, aimed at preparing them for public examinations at the end of Year 11.The pupils are set according to ability, based on their performance throughout the Year 9. All courses are designed to be finished before the end of the spring term. This is followed by a period of revision, during which several practice papers will be completed.