At Wright Robinson we strive to provide a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study to all learners. We encourage students to develop confidence in, and demonstrate positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. We also provide a strong mathematical foundation for students who go on to study mathematics at a higher level post-16.
Wright Robinson study the Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics
Assessments will cover the following content headings:
3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change
4 Geometry and measures
● Two tiers are available: Foundation and Higher.
● Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier.
● The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.
● All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series.
● Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3.
● Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
● Each paper has 80 marks.
● The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers.
● Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier. (See the section Breakdown of Assessment Objectives for more information.)
● Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
● The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.
● Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5.
● Higher tier: grades 4 to 9 (grade 3 allowed).
The full specification document can be found here
During KS3, pupils complete 18 units of work. After each unit, pupils are formatively assessed through unit tests. Pupils receive regular feedback, and lessons are tailored towards pupils needs. Weekly homework is prescribed for each set and is interleaved throughout the year to aid memory retention. Students undertake 3 summative assessments throughout the year which track the long term gains in progress.
At year 10 a choice is made for the most appropriate tier of entry for every student. Learning takes a more personalised approach, with teachers catering for the specific needs of classes. Regular assessment and feedback is given, where students are encouraged and guided to be successful independent learners.