Mathematics

Head of Faculty

Mr D Byrne

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Members of Faculty

 

Name Role
Mr Richardson Teacher of Mathematics/Assistant Head of Faculty e-mail
Miss Jesa Teacher of Mathematics/Assistant Head of Faculty e-mail
Mrs Dsouza Teacher of Mathematics e-mail
Ms Durrance Teacher of Mathematics e-mail
Mr Damji Teacher of Mathematics e-mail
Mr Pistikos Teacher of Mathematics/Acting Assistant Head of Faculty e-mail
Mrs Ankle Teacher of Mathematics e-mail
Mrs Chan Teaching Assistant e-mail
Dr Balatsouka  Teacher of Economics

Maths Curriculum Intent Statement

Paper 1: Non calculator

What’s assessed: Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • non-calculator
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Paper 2: calculator

What’s assessed: Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • calculator allowed
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

Paper 3: calculator

What’s assessed: Content from any part of the specification may be assessed

How it’s assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • calculator allowed
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Questions: A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper.

What we expect from pupils:

  • Pupils are expected to come to lessons equipped with the necessary equipment. It is essential that they have their own geometry set and a scientific calculator so they become proficient in the use of this equipment.
  • Pupils are encouraged to present their work in a neat and orderly fashion, showing all their working. Care of school property is a priority and pupils must look after any books/equipment issued to them.
  • Homework is normally set twice a week; one short key skills homework and one related to class work. Pupils are expected to do homework as set and to the best of their ability showing all calculations.

GCSE Further Mathematics

A selected small number of students from set 1 study for a second GCSE in Mathematics. Information can be found here or by contacting Mr Byrne at school.

Programme of Study KS5

This course is for students wishing to further their mathematical knowledge and those wishing to study Mathematics or a related subject at Higher Education, e.g. engineering, computer science, business and economics.

A-level Maths AQA 7357 Specification

Further Mathematics A level 

For gifted mathematicians we also offer an A level in further Mathematics. This course could prove invaluable to any student wishing to study Mathematics or a Mathematics related subject at a top university. This course is highly recommended for any student who has a genuine love of the subject and wants to expand their understanding and depth of knowledge.

Further Mathematics B (MEI) –  H645 (from 2017)

Enrichment KS5 – FSMQ (Free Standing Maths Qualification) Level 3 Qualification

For Students who are not taking A-level Maths and wish to continue their Mathematics Education into KS5, FSMQ will build on the work already completed in their Higher-level GCSE. FSMQ is taught as an enrichment in addition to their chosen A-levels with students sitting the exam at the end of year 12. UCAS points will be awarded to students based on their achievement with this qualification.

Key Stage 3 and 4
The mathematics curriculum is organised so as to provide an appropriate level for each pupil. Details of what is covered in each year can be found in the links below:

Stage 6 (year 7 sets 1 and 2)

Stage 7 (year 7 sets 1 and 2. Year 8 set 3 and 4)

Stage 8 (year 8 sets 1 and 2. Year 9 set 3 and 4)

Stage 9 (year 9 set 1 and 2)

Stage 10 Foundation (year 10 set 3 and 4)

Stage 10 Higher (year 10 set 1 and 2)

Stage 11 Foundation (year 11 set 3 and 4)

Stage 11 Higher (year 11 set 1 and 2)

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