James Brindley School : Mathematics Department




Curriculum KS4


AQA GCSE Maths. Pupils will cover the three year course from year 9 to 11.
All pupils will take Mathematics at GCSE level. If GCSE is not an appropriate level, pupils will have the opportunity to take Entry level Certificates, Functional Skills Certificates and will work towards GCSE.


GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 - 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 - 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

The information in the courses is the same for both Foundation and Higher tiers.
The Subject content section shows the content that is assessed in each tier. The course schedules are available here.


Curriculum KS3


In year 7 and 8, pupils follow the National Curriculum, supported by modern textbooks and software from Mymaths.


Curriculum KS2


Dovedale has a primary classroom following the National Curriculum, along with its milestone assessments. Other centres have similar arrangements.




Key Dates for 2016-2017


Maths Challenge Intermediate Year 11 or below Thursday 2nd Feb 2017    
Maths Challenge Junior Year 8 or below Thursday 27th April 2017    


Mathematics 8300 new GCSE Mathematics Exam


Summer 2017

Exam Board : AQA          











8300/1F Written non Calculator 1hr 30m 25 May 2017 AM  
8300/1H Written non Calculator 1hr 30m 25 May 2017 AM  
8300/2F Written Calculator 1hr 30m 08 June 2017 AM  
8300/3F Wriiten Calculator 1hr 30m 13 June 2017 AM  
8300/3H Written Calculator 1hr 30m 13 June 2017 AM  


Useful Information and Links



Useful Websites


MyMaths website



Helpful Documents you can Download


Times Tables

Maths Watch website


  GCSE Formulae

Just Maths website


  Graph Paper Template

Mr Barton Maths website


Corbett Maths website   Course Schedules