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Maths

What we are trying to achieve with our students.

The Mathematics Faculty is aiming to ensure that pupils achieve their full potential. 

We look for a good academic performance but also aim to equip pupils with the numeracy skills which will serve them throughout their lives. 

We also hope to inspire all students to have a positive, “can- do” approach to all their mathematics.

We aim to deliver interesting and challenging lessons using a variety of different resources/ learning styles.

Staff List

Mrs K Dixon (Head of Faculty)
Mrs A Brown (KS3 Coordinator)
Mr A Buck (KS4 Coordinator)
Miss N Low (KS5 Coordinator)
Mr S Bamford
Mr P Clayton
Mrs A Everington
Mr M Jackson
Mr P Kempster
Mrs J Kiss
Mr S Robinson
Mr N White

The Mathematics Faculty staff are well qualified and experienced practitioners who thoroughly enjoy their subject, keep abreast of all new developments and aim to get the best out of every pupil. 

Courses we offer

KS3
In year 7 pupils are taught in four ability bands. They are then set on mathematical ability in years 8 and 9.  Pupils follow schemes of work in accordance with The National Curriculum using the New Mathematics Frame working texts supplemented with our own materials. The Schemes of work can be down loaded here for each ability cohort. 

KS3 Schemes of Work

 

KS4

Pupils are set according to ability.  All sets follow Edexcel’s Linear GCSE course taking all of their examinations at the end of year 11. Depending on ability, pupils will sit the exam at either Higher level or Foundation level.

 

Edexcel Syllabus 1MA1

  • Higher Level leads to grades 4 - 9
  • Foundation Level leads to grades 1- 5
  • Three exam papers each 1 hours long
  • One Non Calculator paper and two Calculator papers

Below are links to the GCSE Syllabi. If you want to see the actual order of topics that we do in school just contact Mrs Dixon and she can give you a copy of the relevant Scheme of Work.

Pearsons (Edexcel): Maths GCSE (new)

In addition pupils in Set 1 also study for the Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra . This exam is also sat in June of Year 11.

Pupils in Year 10 Set F2 also study for the Edexcel level 1 Awards in Statistical Methods and also Number and Measure. These exams are sat by the students in January and June of Year 10.

 

KS5

Mathematics is a thriving subject at A Level.  Courses are offered in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics following Edexcel syllabi.  In Year 12 A Level Mathematics, pupils complete Modules C1,C2 and S1 and in Year 13 modules C3, C4 and M1 are completed.  

Further Mathematicians take a total of twelve modules altogether and end up with A level Maths and A Level Further Maths. 

AS Further Maths is also offered as an extra-curricular activity.

Statistics is also a thriving subject at A Level.  The AQA syllabus is used with pupils completing modules S1, S2 and S3 in Year 12 and modules S4, S5 and S6 in Year 13. 

 

Powerpoint presentation on maths courses at A Level

 

Edexcel Maths Syllabus

AQA Statistics Syllabus

 

Revision

Revision Guides are offered for sale to pupils at appropriate times throughout the course and the ones the department recommend are written by the Edexcel examiners. We also sell a CD called 'Maths Watch' which is an excellent revision tool for GCSE. Pupils all have the log in and password details for 'My Maths' - (www.mymaths.co.uk) -for which the department pays an annual subscription and this contains a wealth of both teaching and learning and also revision materials at all Key Stages.

Trips and Activities

  • We enter pupils of all ages for the UK Mathematics Challenges
  • Pupils in Year 7 take part in a Mathematics workshop led by a lecturer from The University of London
  • Extra sessions, outside the curriculum, are offered for students requiring Advanced Extension or STEP for University
  • AS Further Maths is taught as an extra curricula activity
  • Maths Plus, a lunch club,  offered to year 7 and 8 pupils

Key Websites

Pupils are encouraged to use My Maths for both revision and consolidation of classwork.

www.mymaths.co.uk/

The Faculty recommends using the Maths watch CD particularly for GCSE revision.