Mathematics

Teaching staff

Miss U Rodgers
Miss J McBride
Mr W Shirlow
 

Departmental Aims.  

The Mathematics Department aims to ensure that each pupil:
• will develop the mathematical skills to think logically
• can communicate mathematical ideas and concepts succinctly and logically
• can problem solve using mathematical skills and methods
 

Curriculum

KS3 

 

All students receive four 45 minute lessons of mathematics per week
• Classes are loosely set in year 8 and these sets are further streamed throughout KS3 until pupils are in a set where they are being challenged at the appropriate pace and content
• SEN pupils with specific numeracy needs are withdrawn from other subjects and receive additional help and support
• All pupils have opportunities to develop skills in the four areas of mathematics which are Number,  Algebra, Shape ,Space and Measure, and Handling Data
• All students have further opportunities to develop their mathematical investigational skills through investigation work in Geography and Science
• In Year 10 all pupils are tested using differentiated tasks and achieve a Level of Progression in mathematics ranging from level 2 to level 7.
KS3 Mathematics support is available on Thursday at lunchtime.

GCSE

• All students study GCSE mathematics in Year 11 and Year 12 preparing for the CCEA modular examinations in January and June of Year 11, and 12.
• Following on from the results of these modules students are entered for the appropriate GCSE level to their ability, either Higher level where they can score grades from A* to D or Foundation level where they can score grades C to G.
• For a number of students GCSE is an inappropriate examination.  These students will have the opportunity to be entered for Essential Skills in Application of Number
Year 12 are completing the T5 or T6 module in January, which is then followed with T2 or T3 module in June. The year 12 Essential Skills class will complete their Level 1 Exam in January, and then Level 2 in June.
Year 11 pupils are completing the new CCEA specification, and will be completing M2 module in June of Year 11.

Support is provided on a Wednesday afterschool for Year 11 and Thursday for Year 12.

Homeworks


• All students get at least two homework’s a week, one of which is a learning homework and the other written.

 

Useful Websites


Mymaths - useful for revision
BBC Bitesize - useful for revision
Corbett Maths - useful for maths tutorials and revision
World maths day - useful for mental arithmetic