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Mr K Williams | Curriculum Team Leader |
The Maths Department staff will encourage students to develop their mathematical skills to the maximum possible at a pace appropriate to their current level of ability. We aim to foster:
At the start of the autumn term in year 7, students are taught in mixed ability tutor group classes. After 2 or 3 weeks they are put into sets based on ability in Mathematics.
This continues in years 8 and 9.
Assessment is by formal test at the end of the autumn and summer terms and informal short term testing in class throughout the year.
YEAR 7
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Algebra |
Algebra |
YEAR 8
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Algebra |
Algebra |
YEAR 9
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Algebra |
Functional maths |
Students follow the new AQA unitised GCSE syllabus. This is a modular course with three external examinations:-
Students on the ADSAN course will follow a one year linear course which has two external examinations at the end of Year 10.
In Year 11 they follow a numeracy course.
YEAR 10 - Foundation
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Geometry |
Properties of polygons and circles |
YEAR 10 - Higher
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Geometry |
Properties of polygons and circles |
YEAR 11 - Foundation
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Drawing and interpreting graphs |
Revision programme |
YEAR 11 - Higher
TOPICS COVERED
AUTUMN |
SPRING |
SUMMER |
Algebra |
Graphs of Curves |
Revision programme |
A calculator is essential throughout the courses and it is strongly recommended that each student has her own. We can advise which scientific calculator is most suitable and they can be obtained through the Maths Shop.
We encourage independent learning, to support this, the mathematics faculty subscribes to a maths based website, MyMaths. Every student has their own ID and password to access this site and record their homework.
To further support independent learning we strongly recommend the use of revision guides / workbooks and “Mathswatch” DVD's both of which are available through the College.