Maths Department

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Mathematics

The aim of our department is to ensure that all of our students enjoy their lessons, are confident that they understand the mathematical concepts and the necessity of possessing strong maths skills in their daily lives.

We want students to appreciate the various applications of maths and be able to solve problems and see connections.

Years 7 & 8

Starting in year 7 our students follow a newly developed five year scheme of work, this includes content that is designed to stretch all students and prepare them for the new GCSE. Our setting of students is closely monitored and very flexible in order to ensure that all students receive the teaching right for them. Setting does continue throughout the further years.

Years 9, 10 & 11

Currently, in KS4 our students follow the new 9-1 GCSE 2015, from the exam board Edexcel.

How will you be assessed?

  • Three written exam papers contribute equally to the qualification
  • Each paper lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper 1 Non-calculator, Papers 2 & 3 Calculator
  • Exams in the Summer of year 11 only

Additional Support

Every Wednesday from 2.50pm, there are support sessions for Year 11 students to assist in preparation for their GCSE exams.

Home Learning

All pupils are set homework on a weekly basis via Show My Homework. The tasks are designed to allow pupils to practise the skills required for them to be successful mathematicians.

Additional learning tasks may also be set by teachers in order to challenge pupils understanding of mathematics.

Access to MyMaths

As MyMaths is a fully online resource you will need nothing but an Internet connection and an up-to-date web browser within built Flash, or a recent version of Flash installed on your computer. MyMaths supports all the major browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but please make sure your Chrome or Firefox browsers are up-to-date and your Internet Explorer is version 11 or higher. MyMaths can currently be used on iPad and other tablet devices through the free Puffin Academy app on iTunes and Android.



Resources

(Note: you will need to login to your Academy google account to access these)

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