Head of Department (HOD): Miss C. Francis
2nd in Charge (2ic): Miss L. Rus
Teacher names: Miss O. Awe, Mr J. Considine, Mrs F. Pain, Mx H. Pheby, Miss R. Shepherd & Miss. J. Smyth
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.
Brief outline of the content/topics in the course for Years 7, 8 and 9:
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.
KS3 Scheme of Work:
Exam board and full GCSE course name: Edexcel GCSE 1MA1
Brief breakdown of the course:
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.
The final exam/practical/coursework components broken down by paper and brief content.
Tiers: There are 2 tiers of entry, foundation ( grades 1-5) and higher (grades 3-9)
3 papers will be sat:
- Paper 1 – Non Calculator – out of 80 marks – 1 hour 30 mins
- Paper 2 – Calculator – out of 80 marks – 1 hour 30 mins
- Paper 3 – Calculator – out of 80 marks – 1 hour 30 mins
KS4 Scheme of Work:
How to Support your daughter in this Subject:
- Encourage consistent practise of mathematical concepts
- Ensure at KS4 your daughter is completing her weekly past papers
- Use Sparx Maths Homework and Mathswatch to review topics that students find difficult
- Help them to memorise formulae needed
- Encourage them to show full workings
- Encourage them to leave no question blank.
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