Mathematics at Kettering Buccleuch Academy
All students continue to study mathematics during their last two years of compulsory education. We aim to provide each student with sufficient knowledge of mathematics to enable him/her to cope with other subjects, and with the needs of adult life. We also attempt to present mathematics as a pursuit of value in itself with many opportunities for creative thought and enjoyment. Since students` abilities in this subject are widely differing, they continue to be taught in sets, with each group tackling work at an appropriate level; this encourages mastery of skills and enables us to present students with new ideas and concepts as they are ready for them. The students will follow the OCR Modular Graduated Assessment Course at Foundation Intermediate or Higher level in order to gain a GCSE qualification.
Their assessment consists of 3/4 written examinations spread throughout Years 10 and 11 plus coursework of a statistical and investigative nature, along with two terminal papers which are set at different levels for students of differing abilities. The breakdown of this assessment is · Coursework: 20% · Module tests 30% · Written papers: 50% This may alter slightly with the Government’s decision to change how the coursework element is assessed. At the moment we have no further details on this aspect of the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly.