MATHEMATICS

The Mathematics team is dedicated to providing a positive and vibrant learning environment where every student is given the opportunity to achieve their very best. Taught across a suite of six classrooms, all students have access to interactive whiteboards in lessons, as well as a variety of electronic resources available to them either in the large number of computer suites or at home.

Teaching Staff:

Mr D Earles – Director of Faculty, Maths

Miss C Pinnell – Deputy Head of Faculty

Mr C Innes – Interventions Co-ordinator

Mr J Lal – i/c Core Mathematics

Mr S Green

Mr Kendall

Miss Crowe

For more information please speak to your Maths teacher.

Level: GCSE

CONTENT

Mathematics teaches the GCSE syllabus over a three year period where all students follow a programme of study to suit their ability.  Teaching groups are set across two parallel populations into Higher and Foundation level classes.  The syllabus is split into teaching modules, several of which are delivered each half term.

All mathematics classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and the department has a wide range of interactive software. The faculty has access to several useful resources to support students throughout their time. The Maths Genie and JustMaths websites allow students to practise the most common examination questions, whilst Hegarty Maths aids teaching and practising of skills, as well as being utilised for homework.

ASSESSMENT

We are following the Edexcel linear course which is split into Higher and Foundation and will consist of three papers, one without a calculator and two with a calculator.  We assess at several times each term. These assessments are used to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and to allow students to understand the expectations in their final examinations. These results also help to ensure that students are in the best set for them.

HOMEWORK

Homework is set weekly and all students are expected to complete homework.  This may be a written homework or a homework making use of the Hegarty Maths website to which we subscribe.

GRADES

Higher – 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 – with 9 being the highest grade possible

Foundation – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – with 5 being the highest grade possible