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Introduction

The department currently consists of eight full-time and two part-time teaching members of staff and a curriculum assistant. There are ten classrooms dedicated to the teaching of Mathematics, so that the opportunity to produce and maintain a vibrant environment exists.

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the full ability range and to develop confidence and an enjoyment of Mathematics. The department recognises the importance of variety in teaching approaches and materials.

At Key Stages 3 & 4 students are set according to their ability, these groupings are reviewed regularly and movement between groups occurs in order to meet the needs of individuals. Classes have excellent student/teacher ratios.

ICT

We currently have multimedia projectors in all classrooms and interactive whiteboards. The department also has 30 laptops for student use. We have a subscription with My Maths.

Extra-Curricular

We enter students for the UKMT Maths challenges organised by Leeds University. We also organise Maths puzzle/activity days and trips out at various points in the year. We have well attended Maths intervention sessions for years 11-13 after school.

Useful Websites

Corbett Maths

BBC Bitesize Maths GCSE

BBC Bitesize Maths KS3

Mathswatch

Contact the staff

Mrs E Lloyd
CTL

Mrs M Cole
Second in Department

Mrs F Baker
Teacher of Maths

Miss M Davies
Enrichment Co-ordinator

Mr T Chadwick-Dobson
Teacher of Maths

Mr C Mclean
Teacher of Maths

Mrs Alison Webster
Teacher of Maths

Miss K Harber
Teacher of PE and Maths

Mr T Smith
Teacher of Maths


  • In Years 7 the Maths Connect Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

    Number
    Algebra
    Shape and space
    Data handling
  • In Years 8 the Maths Connect Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

    Number
    Algebra
    Shape and space
    Data handling
  • In Year 9 the Mymaths textbook Series are the main resources used along with ‘in house’ resources. Please see link to which topics are studied at a particular national curriculum level.

    Number
    Algebra
    Shape and space
    Data handling
  • The school’s key stage four mathematics programmes of study place a renewed emphasis on problem-solving, functionality and mathematical thinking. There is a greater emphasis in examinations on the assessment of applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems, and some questions are now set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world.

    The 2017 Specification for the Mathematics GCSE has two tiers of study and is graded using grades 1-9:

    Foundation tier:
    Where grades 1 up to 5 may be achieved.

    Higher tier:
    Where grades 4 up to 9 are possible.

    • The GCSE is entirely assessed by written examination, which means that no coursework will be expected from any student.
    • The GCSE is assessed through three 1 hour and 30 minute examination papers.
    • The content of the GCSE Mathematics specifications has been grouped into the topic areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

  • The school’s key stage four mathematics programmes of study place a renewed emphasis on problem-solving, functionality and mathematical thinking. There is a greater emphasis in examinations on the assessment of applying mathematics and using mathematics to solve problems, and some questions are now set in contexts that students should be expected to deal with in the real world.

    The 2017 Specification for the Mathematics GCSE has two tiers of study and is graded using grades 1-9:

    Foundation tier:
    Where grades 1 up to 5 may be achieved.

    Higher tier:
    Where grades 4 up to 9 are possible.

    • The GCSE is entirely assessed by written examination, which means that no coursework will be expected from any student.
    • The GCSE is assessed through three 1 hour and 30 minute examination papers.
    • The content of the GCSE Mathematics specifications has been grouped into the topic areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability.

  • Edexcel A level Mathematics and Further Maths are currently offered. Students study the AS course in year 12 and have internal examinations to assess their progress at the end of the academic year. Pearson maths textbooks are used for these courses. Each textbook comes packed with additional online content that supports independent learning

    Maths
    The maths course is split into three modules.

    Pure maths – 66.67% of the qualification
    Statistics – 16.67% of the qualification
    Mechanics – 16.67% of the qualification

    The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification

    Further maths

    The further maths course is split into three modules.
    Core pure maths – 50% of the qualification
    Further pure 1 – 25% of the qualification
    Decision maths – 25% of the qualification

    The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification

  • Edexcel A2 Mathematics and Further Maths are currently offered. Pearson maths textbooks are used for these courses. Each textbook comes packed with additional online content that supports independent learning.

    Maths
    The maths course is split into three modules.

    Pure maths - 66.67% of the qualification
    Statistics - 16.67% of the qualification
    Mechanics - 16.67% of the qualification

    The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification

    Further Maths
    The further maths course is split into three modules

    Core pure maths - 50% of the qualification
    Further pure 1 - 25% of the qualification
    Decision maths - 25% of the qualifications

    The full specification can be found here: Mathematics Specification


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