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Computer Science at The Wren School, Reading, Berks

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Aims and Ethos

Mathematics is important to all modern society as it is fundamental to problem solving and decision making. Mathematics is a subject which transcends all walks of life and provides essential tools for a modern society which range from the beauty of nature to computer programming and designing modern apps.

Our aim is for Mathematics at The Wren School to be engaging, challenging and relevant to modern life and will create lessons which support this.

Curriculum Information

Year 7

Tools of the TradeUse of mathematical equipment: calculator, protractor and pair of compasses.

This is me

Number Systems: Key arithmetic skills, Factors, Multiples, Primes.

This is Us

Averages and Range

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Genius of the Past

Properties of 2D Shapes: Area and Perimeter

Angle properties

Inventions of the Future



Power of Humans

Probability (the power of prediction)


Power of the Earth

Introduction to Algebra

Substitution & Solving Equation

Graphs and Charts

Year 8

My Values


Integers, Powers & Roots




Family Values


Proportional Change

Percentage Applications

Ratio & Proportion



Clashes of Culture

Solving Equations & Sequences

Graphs of Functions



Celebration of Culture

Area & Perimeter, 3D Shapes

Constructing Triangles, Similarity & Congruence, Symmetry



The Power of Technology


Units of Measure, Circles

Budgeting & Finance




The Power of My Voice

Presenting Data

Compound Measures, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Introduction to Trigonometry



Year 9 and Year 10

Description of KS4 curriculum
In Year 9 students start the three-year GCSE course. At The Wren students follow the Edexcal specification at Higher or Foundation tier according to their ability. There will be regular monitoring to ensure they are on track and working towards the most appropriate qualification.


All students will have the opportunity to study the same topics from areas of number, shape, algebra and data handling.


GCSE Exam board information

GCSE Mathematics

Three exam papers: one non-calculator and two calculator

There are two teirs of entry:

Foundation (Grades 1 -5 can be awarded)

Higher (Grades 4-9 will be available)


Extra Curricular Activities

The mathematics department runs the following weekly activities:

KS3 Enrichment Club on a Thursday from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm where students can spend some time working through mathematical puzzles and challenges.

KS4 Catch Up and Workshop on Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm where students can work through some GCSE style questions and have some additional time to prepare for examinations.

The department also takes part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge and is starting to work towards a Level 3 Qualification in Further Mathematics for some of the highest ability students.

Term Dates

Term 4
Mon 25 February – Fri 5 April 2019
Easter break – Mon 8 April – Mon 22 April 2019
Term 5
Tue 23 April – Fri 24 May 2019
Bank holiday – Mon 6 May 2019
Summer break – Mon 27 May – Fri 31 May 2019