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Curriculum: Maths Key Stage 4

All year 10 & 11 students study GCSE Mathematics either at Higher or Foundation Level, according to their level of ability.  For some students, this will lead to a single GCSE in Mathematics, for many it will lead to 2 GCSE qualifications in the Linked Pair Mathematics GCSE.  For students with a particular keenness to study Mathematics, they can also choose to study GCSE Statistics as part of their GCSE Options curriculum. We also offer an IGCSE in Foundation Mathematics as an alternative. 

The GCSE course is designed to develop an understanding of key mathematical concepts including number and algebra, geometry and measures and statistics and probability. The GCSE specification requires students to have a good understanding of problem solving skills and broader mathematical understanding.  Our focus therefore is to enable students to deduce appropriate methods to solve problems in real-life contexts and to decide for themselves how to tackle a question and to choose the maths they will use. 

Our aim is to ensure that all students become successful mathematicians, achieving to the highest standard.  We also aim to develop students' interest and engagement in a subject which should always be exciting, invigorating and highly rewarding.

Additional information on Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Mathematics can be obtained by contacting

Mr A Gell - Deputy Team Leader - Mathematics 


Richard Lander School