Key Stage 3: In their first three years all pupils follow a course in Mathematics in preparation for both teacher assessed and externally assessed Key Stage 3 examinations, Tiers A, B and C, according to their ability; the external Key Stage 3 test has a 'mental mathematics' component.
A substantial amount of 'mathematics software' is available on the school's computer network. Spreadsheets and Data Handling are taught with the aid of computers. Additionally, each pupil is expected to have their own calculator for use in class at the discretion of the teacher.
Continuous assessment is employed whilst term tests take place annually to determine progress.
Pupils study attainment targets in Process, Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure plus Data Handling.