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Mathematics

Teaching Staff

Subject Leader
Geoff Aylett

2nd in Department
Mel Sleeman-Barker
Teachers
Stephen Akrofi
Ian Barker
Shobha Einchcomb
Paul Miles
Rona Saif
Rachel Whiteley

Summary

(KS3 Curriculum information published January 2016 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 (and 9)

We follow the new national curriculum (2013) which follows from the KS2 New curriculum.  It is a mastery, reasoning and application scheme of work based around core skills.  We use a condensed 2 year scheme which leads into the 3 year KS4 schedule.  Our students are tested at half termly intervals and their progress monitored carefully with early intervention strategies used to ensure all students remain on track throughout the year.

Homework is set weekly on the "mymaths" website and students can track their own progress on this using their "my results" page.  Parents can check progress ensuring each homework shows green.  If it is amber or red the student can go through the attached online lesson before trying again.

The Yearly Scheme of work is shown on a calendar (above) so students can check the topics they cover week by week and if absent can see what they need to catch up on.

There is after school help available for students every day and on Tuesday a special support club which runs to assist with any problems the students have or simply if they want to complete their homework with staff and other students available to support.

(KS4 Curriculum information published March 2017 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 4 - Years (9), 10 and 11

GCSE mathematics has changed to assess the new Key Stage 4 programme of study which schools and colleges are now required to teach.

Year 8 Pack - Mathematics GCSE

Year 9 Pack - Mathematics GCSE

(KS5 Curriculum information published December 2016 and is subject to change)

Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

Mathematics is not only a beautiful and exciting subject in its own right, but also one that underpins many other branches of learning.  It links particularly well with the Sciences, and overlaps with Physics in some modules. However, many students like to link it with more literature or arts-based subjects to provide contrast in their work.

Mathematics A Level Full Details