Maths

What is the Department Vision?

Our Mission

We exist to see our students achieve their full potential in Maths and thus improve their life opportunities.

Our vision

We want to be an innovative, collaborative, enthusiastic team that challenges itself to improve whilst supporting each other in the process.

KS3

What will my child be studying?

  • Number Properties and operations
  • Measures & Shapes
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Algebraic Manipulation & Graphs
  • Angles & Transformations
  • Handling Data & Probability

What equipment will my child need?

Pen, scientific calculator, pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, compasses.

How can I support my child through KS3 Maths?

  • Ensure they have the correct equipment
  • Discuss their progress and homework with them
  • Encourage students to spend time extending their learning using the websites below

www.mymaths.co.uk

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/maths/

 

How will my child be assessed in KS3 Maths?

At the end of each topic, students complete a test. This is usually three times per half term and informs students and teachers of areas of strength and areas of development. At the end of the Christmas and summer terms, students complete a test, which covers all areas of mathematics. This test gives teachers and overall idea of how students are progressing. Further to this, classroom teachers take the appropriate steps to ensure each student has the opportunity to make rapid progress in each lesson. 

KS4

What exam board do we use?

Edexcel GCSE- code 1MA0

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse10/maths/maths-a/Pages/default.aspx

There are two teirs: Foundation (Grades G-C), & Higher (Grades E-A*)

How is the course assessed?

Two papers, each one and half hours long at the end of year 11. Paper 1 is a non-calculator exam and paper 2 is a calculator paper. They are each worth 50% of the final grade.

Are there controlled assessments?
No, the course is entirely assessed by the final exams.

What is covered on the course?
The 4 main braches of Maths; Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data and Probability.

What websites would you recommend?

http://keshgcsemaths.wordpress.com/

http://www.hegartymaths.com/

 

www.mymaths.co.uk

What equipment will my child need?

Pen, scientific calculator, pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, compasses.