Years 10 and 11 – GCSE

St. Crispin’s School has an excellent record at helping students achieve their potential in GCSE Maths. In 2019 85% of Year 11 students left with a Grade 4 or better at GCSE and 32% left with a Grade 7, 8 or 9. In 2020 87% of Year 11 students left with a Grade 4 or better at GCSE and 35% left with a Grade 7, 8 or 9.

At St. Crispin’s our students are following the new AQA 9-1 GCSE either at foundation or higher tier. All students will sit their GCSE exams at the end of Year 11.

For more information on the AQA GCSE course or to see the specification for Maths please click here

Key Stage 4 Personalised Study

  • Students receive one piece of homework a week
  • Either Maths box 20 Question Grid or a My Maths homework (1-2 tasks)

 

Examination

Maths will be examined in three papers (two calculator and one non-calculator) lasting 1 hour 30 minutes each.
At present the grades available for each tier of entry are as follows:
TIER OF ENTRY AVAILABLE GRADES
Higher 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Foundation 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

To appreciate how the new grades (9-1) relate to the old system (A*-C) please view the Ofqual definition below.

 

Scheme of work

Students are either following our Foundation or Higher scheme of work for GCSE which runs alongside their textbook and covers topics in the following order.

 

Foundation: Year 10

 

Foundation: Year 11

 

Higher: Year 10

 

Higher: Year 11

 

 

Key Stage 4 Text Books

  • Can be accessed on kerboodle.com
  • Students have their own login and the school code is lu1.

 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email Miss Manning, the Head of Key Stage 4, manningk@crispins.co.uk.

Key Stage 4 Stretch and Challenge Provision

If you want to consolidate or extend your learning below are some suggestions of useful material to help you stretch and challenge yourself (they are also useful when it comes to revision!)

My Maths Booster packs

Login to My Maths access your personal login

Select revision and assessment from the drop down menu choose the appropriate booster pack based on your target grade.

Kerboodle Online Textbook

  • Login to kerboodle.com and login to your account (institution code is lu1)
  • Go to text book for your class
  • Finish the questions set by the teacher and mark your answers
  • Go through the linked my maths lessons for the topic you are studying and try the homework task.

Corbett Maths Revision

www.corbettmaths.com

Corbett maths provides a video, worksheet and exam questions for each topic. You can use your PPE breakdown to select a topic from a list like the one below. This list can be found by clicking on “Worksheets” on the opening page.