Maths

Our Teaching Staff

Head of Department Teaching Staff
Miss C. Francis

Mr M. Roebuck              Teaching & Learning Coordinator

Mr T. McNamara                         Lead Teacher

 

 

Miss A. Almeder                         Deputy Headteacher  

Mr J. Considine

Miss R. Ogunkoya

Mrs F. Pain

Miss R. Shepherd                          (HoY 9)

Mrs J-A. Smyth                             (HoY 11) 

Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. Math is all around us, in everything we do.

It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and even sports.

Mathematics is a universal subject and  our aim is to encourage our students, to be logical thinkers, problem solvers and curious learners.

 KS3

Main Skills developed in Year 7, 8 & 9.

  • Students will work on their basic numeracy skills until they are confident and fluent with basic operations and manipulating numbers.
  • Throughout the year they will work on topics under the headings: number, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and ratio and proportion.
  • All topics will be taught to a secure level each year, which will then be built upon the following year.
  • At every stage in KS3, students will be applying their knowledge to problem solving style questions.
  • In the Summer term students will work on a financial project which may involve cupcakes, fashion and how to ‘run a home’ which aims to develop financially literate students.
  •  Be assessed every 2-3 weeks at KS3 on topics previously learnt, with a big end of year assessment which covers all topics learnt that year.  

 KS4

At KS4 you can expect to:

  • Work on topics under the headings: number, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and ratio and proportion extended from KS3.
  • Practise with lots of past/ sample GCSE questions.
  • Be given exam advice and how to access challenging questions
  • Constant preparation for problem solving style questions embedded with all different topics.
  • Be assessed every 2-3 weeks in year 10 on topics previously learnt, with a big end of year assessment which covers all topics learnt that year.
  • Be assessed regularly in year 11 with mock exams throughout.
  • Have weekly home learning which consist of completing past GCSE papers
  • In the Summer term in year 10 work on a financial project which consists of learning about managing money, debt, income, credit  and aims to develop financially literate students.

Mathematics GCSE:

Exam board : Edexcel

Tiers: There are 2 tiers of entry, foundation ( grades 1-5) and higher (grades 4-9)

Assessment:  There are 3 papers that students will sit – (1) non-calculator 1.5 hours, (2) calculator 1.5. hours and (3) Calculator 1.5 hours

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the Maths curriculum, please contact Miss Francis at:

admin@stccg.co.uk