Mathematics
Mathematics Vision Statement
At HPS we aim to provide a mathematical experience that prepares students for the workplace, for further education and the mathematical literacy and problem solving skills needed in life. We strive to enable students to develop the confidence to learn through making mistakes and reflecting effectively on their learning. This is accomplished through teachers’ commitment to excellence in teaching, a welldesigned curriculum and a supportive environment where students take pride in their work and progress.
We expect our students to take responsibility for their learning. An example of this is the “Target Homework” approach at Key Stage 4, where students choose their own weekly homework task based on their areas of development. This teaches them to take responsibility but empowers them in driving their own learning.
Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

At KS4 all students follow a linear GCSE course working towards either the higher or foundation tier. Those sitting the higher tier can achieve grades 9 to 4, whilst those sitting the foundation tier can achieve grades 5 to 1.
The GSCE course content is split into modules which spiral up through the grades over the two years. The exact topics and order in which modules are covered will depend on the tier a student is working towards.
GCSE HIGHER TIER
YEAR 10 

YEAR 11 

GCSE FOUNDATION TIER
YEAR 10 

YEAR 11 
