Maths

MATHEMATICS

The Mathematics Department is focused on ensuring that all students, regardless of ability, achieve their full potential. Mathematical reasoning is developed and new skills embedded through practice, problem solving and the application of mathematics to real life. We have high expectations of our students and expect them to arrive promptly, fully equipped (pen, pencil, ruler and scientific calculator) and ready to learn.

KEY STAGE 3

Our schemes of work for Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the key stage 3 national curriculum. Students are put into sets In Year 7 and all students are regularly assessed throughout key stage 3 to ensure that they are working at an appropriate level and making good progress.

KEY STAGE 4

In Years 10 and 11, students follow the AQA GCSE course at either the Higher tier (grades 5-9) or Foundation tier (grades 1-5) with the intention that all students will be entered for GCSE mathematics at the end of Y11. Students are set according to ability and are regularly assessed in order to monitor their progress. It is essential that every student prepares well for their assessments as this information is used to plan targeted interventions and ensure that they are entered at the appropriate tier for their final examinations.

CURRICULUM TIME

KS3: 4 hours (Y7-9)

KS4: 5 hours ((Y10-11)

ASSESSMENT

Paper 1: (33.3%) Written exam – 1.5 hours (Non Calculator paper)

Paper 2: (33.3%) Written exam – 1.5 hours (Calculator paper)

Paper 3: (33.3%) Written exam – 1.5 hours (Calculator paper)

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Mrs. S. Perrin