Mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards problem solving. Students will recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and society. It prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money and career choices. Student’s gain experience of mathematical activities and develop their appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics.
|Accuracy||Transformations of curves|
|Indices and surds||Iteration|
|Standard Index Form|
|2D and 3D shapes||Enlargement|
|Loci & Constructions||Similarity|
|Pythagoras’ Theorem||Units of measure|
|Area & Perimeter||Angles & Bearings|
|Experimental||Analysis of data|
|Interpretation of data|
Assessment takes place every lesson, with pupils being given oral feedback throughout the lesson.
Students are formally assessed towards the end of every topic with a learning assessment the results are used to address any misconceptions in the following lessons.
Students also have an exam twice a year which is formally assessed and students are given a grade and a projected grade based on their performance. The final exam is externally assessed with all students sitting their GCSE Mathematics exam at the end of year 11.
Maths is tiered, Foundation and Higher. The GCSE maths exam consists of three written papers. Each paper lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and contains 80 marks. Paper 1 is non-calculator and paper 2 and paper 3 are calculator. Each paper is worth 331/3% of the final GCSE grade. Each paper consists of a mixture of question styles, from single mark questions to multi-step problems.
All students are able to access resources and revision materials through the internet. We particularly recommend mymaths.co.uk and www.vle.mathswatch.com. We also recommend wider reading including:
Murderous Maths by Poskitt Kjartan (8 to collect, like Horrible Histories series); The man who counted by Malba Tahan and Leslie Clark; Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Michael Henry Heim; Math Trek and Math Trek 2 by Ivars Peterson and The adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas.