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Maths at Rye Hills Academy

Learning in mathematics intends to provide students’ opportunities to make achievements in demanding and fulfilling content; to give students the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding that they will have acquired during the course of their study will provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them in their future career.


Curriculum Overview

Curriculum - Year 7

Curriculum - Year 8

Curriculum - Year 9

Curriculum - Year 10

Year 11 is tailored revision for each class as a direct result of analysis of assessment performance and identified weaknesses.


Here at Rye Hills Academy we use the Edexcel exam board.  Maths is assessed by three exams at the end of Year 11.  Each exam is 1 hour 30 minutes, Paper 1 is non-calculator while Papers 2 and 3 are calculator papers.  Each paper is divided into a higher and foundation tier.  The higher tier ranges from grades 4-9 while the foundation assesses grades 1-5.  The decision of which tier will be determined in Year 11, based on mock and class performance.

Here are some examples of what the exam papers look like:

Paper 1F

Paper 2F

Paper 3F

Paper 1H

Paper 2H

Paper 3H

Learning Journey

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All student are given an account on Hegarty Maths.  This is the first port of call for any revision.  On the website the students can try questions with immediate feedback and access videos for any problem topics.  The website can be accessed through:

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Revision Tasks

Booklets that students can work through based on their target grades/ambitions

Aiming for a grade 1 (2021)

Aiming for a grade 3 (2021)

Aiming for a grade 5 (2021)

Aiming for a grade 7 (2021)

Aiming for a grade 9 (2021)

High Attainers

For students aiming to achieve a grade 8/9 at the end of year 11, here are a collection of questions that are very challenging, to give an idea of what is expected.

Grade 9 1H

Grade 9 2H

Grade 9 3H

Grade 9 Paper 1

Grade 9 Paper 2

Grade 9 Questions

Other Useful Websites

Corbett Maths - A collection of videos, questions and exam style questions divided by topic:

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Maths Genie - Similar to above, exam questions divided by topic, with worked solutions to check your working:

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BBC Bitesize

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Mr Barton Maths - Lots of information broken down by topic, with worked examples, diagnostic questions and rich activities to try:

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Nrich - Maths puzzles and investigations for inquisitive minds:

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