Maths at ACE
The aims and objectives of the GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics are to enable students to:
At Key Stage 3 (KS3), both Year 7 and 8 pupils will follow the KS3 curriculum until Year 9 where they will then follow the Key Stage 4 (KS4) curriculum.
Pupils will cover all 5 strands of the KS3 curriculum:
Key Stage 4
At KS4, pupils may be entered for the following courses:
GCSE – formal examinations at the end of the course in May/June, 3 papers (2 calculator, 1 non-calculator) and 90 mins each.
Pupils who are working below GCSE level may be entered for Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 and achieve equivalent GCSE grades. Pupils working below Functional Skills Level 1 will be entered for Entry Level Certificate.
Functional Skills – formal examination at the end of the course in May/June, 1 paper only and 90 mins.
Entry Level Certificate – no formal external examination at the end of the course, internally assessed during June and 2 separate assessments (stage test and task).