Mathematics

 

The Maths Department

 

Head of Department = Mrs C Shields

 

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Context

 

The maths department consists of seven maths teachers and one Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Each teacher has his or her own classroom and we have a maths computer suite.

 

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Curriculum

 

All students are studying towards their Maths GCSE with the Edexcel exam board. Students will be assessed on the number 1-9 grading system. In years 7 and 8 students will have time to study the curriculum in depth over two years, where there is also plenty of opportunity to complete problem solving and functional skills tasks. In year 9 and 10 students will build on what they have learnt in previous years but in more detail. Year 11 is spent working on exam questions and revision.

 

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Assessment

 

All students will complete small assessments after each individual unit in Class Assessment Booklets (CABs). Years 7 and 8 will have three assessments per year. Years 9 and 10 will have an assessment after the each unit of work (number, algebra, shape and data) there will also be a final exam at the end of the year, which will be a GCSE paper. Year 11 will be assessed around October half term and February half term.

 

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Home Learning

 

Students will be expected to complete a written activity one week followed by an online activity the following week.

 

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Afterschool Sessions

 

There will be revision sessions available for year 11 students on a weekly basis.

 

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Enrichment Opportunities

 

Students have the opportunity to take part in a number of competition including Individual and Team Maths Challenges. A maths club will run weekly at a break time. There will also be special competitions to celebrate Pi Day and World Maths Day.

 

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