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The Maths Department
Head of Department = Mrs C Shields
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.
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.
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.
Students will be expected to complete a written activity one week followed by an online activity the following week.
There will be revision sessions available for year 11 students on a weekly basis.
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.