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Learning Director
Ms Bailey -


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

There are essential skills and processes in mathematics that pupils need to learn to make progress: Representing, Analysing, Communicating and reflecting, Interpreting and evaluating. The curriculum provide opportunities for students to:

Develop confidence in an increasing range of methods and techniques.

Topics are classified into:

  • NUMBERS (more emphasis on basic arithmetic)
  • ALGEBRA
  • GEOMETRY & MEASURES
  • DATA

Assessment:

Year 7 will sit an Entry test based on past KS3 papers (calculator and non-calculator) in the Autumn Term. The students are then set into ability groups and they follow the Programme of Study. A personalised Intervention will be followed with any student who is below Level 4 on entry.

Students are formally assessed each term and awarded a Key Stage level and sub-level.

Homework:

Homework is set weekly and students are given a few days in which to complete it. It may take the form of a set of questions related to the topic being currently studied; an online task set through the MyMaths website or a set of past key stage questions. Books and homework are marked according to the College policy every two weeks. Students will be guided and supported on how to improve if any misconceptions are uncovered.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Lunchtime drop in sessions are available daily for homework support. Gifted and Talented students are entered for the nationwide UK Maths Challenge at an age appropriate level. Each student has a personal Log In to the MyMaths website where they can access online support and challenging tasks.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

In Year 8, students continue to improve on the key skills and processes involved in the learning of mathematics. The Programme of Study followed, is an extension of what was taught in the previous year. This allows for more consolidation and deeper understanding of concepts.

The curriculum provides opportunities for student to further develop essential skills and processes in mathematics. These include Representing, Analysing, Communicating and reflecting, Interpreting and evaluating.

Topics are classified into:

  • NUMBERS
  • ALGEBRA
  • GEOMETRY & MEASURES
  • DATA

Assessment:

Students are regularly assessed and moved to different classes as appropriate. Students who are not reaching the minimum target are given an intensive Intervention programme to boost their confidence in mathematics…

Students are formally assessed each term and awarded a Key Stage level and sub-level

Homework:

Homework is set weekly and students are given a few days in which to complete it. It may take the form of a set of questions related to the topic being currently studied; an online task set through the MyMaths website or a set of past key stage questions. Books and homework are marked according to the College policy every two weeks. Students will be guided and supported on how to improve if any misconceptions are uncovered.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Lunchtime drop in sessions are available daily for homework support. Gifted and Talented students are entered for the nationwide UK Maths Challenge at an age appropriate level. Each student has a personal Log In to the MyMaths website where they can access online support and challenging tasks.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

In Year 9, students continue to improve on the key skills and processes involved in the learning of mathematics. The Programme of Study followed, is much more in depth (especially at level 8 and exceptional performance). This allows for more consolidation and deeper understanding of concepts.

The curriculum provides opportunities for student to further develop essential skills and processes in mathematics. These include Representing, Analysing, Communicating and reflecting, Interpreting and evaluating.

Topics are classified into:

  • NUMBERS
  • ALGEBRA
  • GEOMETRY & MEASURES
  • DATA

Assessment:

Students are regularly assessed and moved to different classes as appropriate. Students who are not reaching the minimum target of a level 5 are given an intensive Intervention programme to boost their confidence and ability in mathematics.

Students are formally assessed each term and awarded a Key Stage level and sub-level.

End of Year Key Stage tests are sat in the Summer term to determine an end of year level.

Homework:

Homework is set weekly and students are given a few days in which to complete it. It may take the form of a set of questions related to the topic being currently studied; an online task set through the MyMaths website or a set of past key stage questions. Books and homework are marked according to the College policy every two weeks. Students will be guided and supported on how to improve if any misconceptions are uncovered

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Lunchtime drop in sessions are available daily for homework support. Gifted and Talented students are entered for the nationwide UK Maths Challenge at an age appropriate level. Each student has a personal Log In to the MyMaths website where they can access online support and challenging tasks.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

The GCSE course incorporates all aspects of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Measures, Shape and Space, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. It focuses on applying Mathematics in context, problem solving, reasoning and the functional elements of Mathematics, concentrating on the knowledge and applications that are most accessible and relevant. The course is a linear scheme. There is not a coursework element to GCSE Maths.

Assessment:

From September 2015 GCSE Maths undergoes a change. The course will be assessed by taking 3 examinations of equal weighting. We follow the Edexcel GCSE Maths course at both Higher and Foundation level. The 3 examinations are taken at the end of year eleven.

Students are formally assessed each term with topic tests and/or past papers. Maths grades will change from A* to G to being awarded a number from 1 to 9.

Students will sit a Pre Public Examination (mock) during the course of the year.

Homework:

Homework is set weekly and students are given a few days in which to complete it. It may take the form of a set of questions related to the topic being currently studied; an online task set through the MyMaths website or a set of past examination questions. Books and homework are marked according to the College policy every two weeks. Students will be guided and supported on how to improve if any misconceptions are uncovered.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Extra-curricular revision clubs are run during twilight sessions 3 days a week. Lunchtime drop in sessions are available daily for homework support. Gifted and Talented students are entered for the nationwide UK Maths Challenge at an age appropriate level. Each student has a personal Log In to the MyMaths website where they can access online support and challenging tasks.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

The GCSE course incorporates all aspects of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Measures, Shape and Space, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. It focuses on applying Mathematics in context, problem solving, reasoning and the functional elements of Mathematics, concentrating on the knowledge and applications that are most accessible and relevant. The course is a linear scheme. There is not a coursework element to GCSE Maths.

Assessment:

From September 2015 GCSE Maths undergoes a change. The course will be assessed by taking 3 examinations of equal weighting. Present year 11 cohort follow the Edexcel GCSE Maths course at the Higher level and the AQA GCSE Maths course at Foundation level. Two examinations are taken at the end of year11, non-calculator and a calculator papers.

Students are formally assessed each term with topic tests and/or past papers.Maths grades are awarded at A* to G (this will change to grade 1- 9 from September 2016).

Students will sit at least one Pre Public Examination (mock) during the course of the year.

Homework:

Homework is set weekly and students are given a few days in which to complete it. It may take the form of a set of questions related to the topic being currently studied; an online task set through the MyMaths website or a set of past examination questions. Books and homework are marked according to the College policy every two weeks. Students will be guided and supported on how to improve if any misconceptions are uncovered.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Extra-curricular revision clubs are run during twilight sessions 3 days a week. Lunchtime drop in sessions are available daily for homework support. Gifted and Talented students are entered for the nationwide UK Maths Challenge at an age appropriate level. Each student has a personal Log In to the MyMaths website where they can access online support and challenging tasks.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

AS level maths is made up of 3 modules.

Core 1: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

Core 2: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration.

And then either

M1 : Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments. Or S1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

Assessment:

The course is assessed by taking 3 modules of equal weighting. We follow the Edexcel AS level maths course. 3 modules are taken at the end of Year 12. Students are assessed regularly with topic tests and past papers. If students do not reach a specific percentage they will be required to re-do the assessment. Students will sit a Pre Public (mock) examination during the course of the year.

Homework:

This will be set at least once a week per module. Students are given a couple of days to complete depending on the task set. This will be marked and returned within a week of completion. Homework maybe emailed to students for completion. Homework generally takes the form of a worksheet but may be set on the MyMaths website.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Staff are available for support of students if necessary. Initially at students’ request but if students are struggling this may become a compulsory activity.


Faculty Introduction:

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do in the maths team; we want to encourage risk taking and creativity in our students by being creative teachers. ICT is used to enhance teaching and learning and promote independent learning using online resources.

Topics / Modules to be covered:

A2 level maths is made up of 3 modules.

Core 3: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.
Core 4: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.

And then either

M1 : Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments.

Or S1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

Assessment:

The course is assessed by taking 3 modules of equal weighting. We follow the Edexcel AS level maths course. 3 modules are taken at the end of Year 12. Students are assessed regularly with topic tests and past papers. If students do not reach a specific percentage they will be required to re-do the assessment. Students will sit a Pre Public (mock) examination during the course of the year.

Homework:

This will be set at least once a week per module. Students are given a couple of days to complete depending on the task set. This will be marked and returned within a week of completion. Homework maybe emailed to students for completion. Homework generally takes the form of a worksheet but may be set on the MyMaths website.

Enhancement & Enrichment Activities:

Staff are available for support of students if necessary. Initially at students request but if students are struggling this may become a compulsory activity.

Last updated: 10 Oct 2017