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Maths

The Maths Faculty

Faculty ethos:

Making maths accessible for all.

Our department strongly believe that all students are entitled to an engaging, relevant and comprehensive mathematical education, to enable them to thrive in the wider community and onwards in their chosen career.

Curriculum overview:

  • KS3 – 10 lessons per cycle
  • KS4 – 10 lesson per cycle

KS3

Year 7 and 8 build on previous knowledge to enhance and develop mathematical understanding and interest. During these two years they study the following:

  • Numbers and the number system
  • Calculating
  • Checking, approximating and estimating
  • Counting and comparing
  • Visualising and constructing
  • Investigating properties of shapes
  • Algebraic proficiency: tinkering
  • Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Pattern sniffing
  • Measuring space
  • Investigating angles
  • Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Calculating space
  • Mathematical movement
  • Presentation of data
  • Measuring data

GCSE

Year 9 students begin their GCSE studies in maths:

Integers and Indices Angles Functions and Sequences Ratio and Proportion Perimeter, Area and Volume Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Factors and Multiples Fractions and Decimals Estimation and Approximation Transformations Direct and Inverse Proportion Circles and Cylinders
Expressions and  Formulae Theoretical and Experimental Probability Graphs Percentages Congruent and Similar Shapes Charts and Averages
Equations and Inequalities 2D and 3D Shapes Gradients Angles in Polygons Compound Units Bearings and Scale Diagrams

Years 10 and 11 continue towards their final GCSE 9-1 graded examination:

Data Collection and Sampling Accuracy and Bounds Constructions and Loci Graphical Solution of Equations Standard Form Compound Units
Organising, Presenting and Analysing Data Circles, Spheres and Pyramids Geometric Proofs Algebraic Solution of Equations Surds 2D and 3D Representations
Primes, Factors and Multiples Pythagoras and Trigonometry Direct and Inverse Proportion Fractions and Decimals Inequalities Trigonometry
Algebraic Manipulation Proofs and Formulae Percentage Change Bivariate Data    
Circle Theorems Straight Line Graphs Transformations Functions    
Probability Real-World Graphs Similar Figures Vectors    
Sequences Non Linear Graphs Transformations of Graphs    

All year groups are assessed each term, working towards the final GCSE exam at the end of Year 11.

Assessment:

Students in maths sit the OCR exam series.

There are three papers to be taken at the end of the GCSE course in Year 11.

Each paper will be 1 hour and 30 minutes long.

The Foundation tier covers grades 1-5 and the Higher tier covers grades 4-9.

For two of the papers a calculator is allowed and for one paper a calculator is not allowed.

If you require any further information, please contact the maths faculty.

Those students who are working towards a GCSE grade in Year 11 study the Entry Level Certificate in Maths. This consists of eight 45 minute assessments and is graded 1-3.

The 8 component topics are:

  • Properties of number
  • The four operations
  • Ratio
  • Money
  • The calendar and time
  • Measures
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

 

The Maths Faculty:

Ms R Taylor – Head of Maths

Mrs J Griffin – Second in Faculty

Mr N Khan – Lead Practitioner for maths

Mr M Saleem – Key Stage 3 co-ordinator

Ms D Broderick – Maths/Assistant Headteacher

Ms D Flitcroft – Maths teacher

Mr C Edwards – Maths teacher

Mr L Dickson – Maths teacher

Mr R Lundy – Maths teacher

Ms J Aina – Maths teacher

Ms G Stark – Maths teacher

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