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KS3 & 4 National Curriculum

Purpose of study

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.


The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Pupils are assessed on entry to The Rose School using NFER CATs testing and KS2 SATs results, these results provide pupils’ with a differentiated programme of study.

Subject content:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

At KS3 pupils follow their individual packs of work at their own speed through the above subject content.

At KS4 pupils work firstly at Entry Level then GCSE (either Foundation or Higher). Some pupils have the opportunity to sit GCSE in Year 10. Maths GCSE consists of 3 papers lasting 1hour 30 minutes, 2 with calculator, 1 without.

Key StageYear GroupLevel
410Entry Level

Why AQA Maths?

Maths is for everyone; we design qualifications and support to enable students to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths. We love maths; it is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.

We understand that many students feel that maths is ‘not for them’ but we believe that maths is for everyone. So, by putting students at the heart of everything we do, our aim is to support teachers to shape what success in maths looks like for every student.

Our range of courses caters for students of different abilities. With flexible routes through our maths qualifications, you have the freedom to plan a maths journey for each student, whatever their learning style, ability or aspirations.

How to support your child in this subject?

  • Learn multiplication tables (12 x 12).
  • Visit web site bbc bitesize

Contact Us

Headteacher: Mr R Bridge

Address; The Rose School, Greenock Street, Burnley, BB11 4DT

For general enquiries, please contact the School Office


Phone: 01282 683050


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