Mathematics

Teachers:

 

A. Bennett

A. McLaughlin

C. Hull

C. O’Callaghan

K. O’Neill

M. McCloskey

 

Aims:

 

  • To enable all students to have equal access to Mathematics and to experience success in their work.
  • To develop, maintain and stimulate student’s curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics.
  • To develop student’s understanding of Mathematics in its wildest context and to see how it relates to themselves outside school.
  • To allow students to develop transferable skills and informed opinions about their Mathematics and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments.

 

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KS3

 

Pupils will follow the statutory requirements as outlined in the specification for Mathematics (including Financial Capability) and may complete 3 ‘Using Maths tasks’ in Year 10 as part of their assessment.

 

Pupils are tested at the end of this Key Stage and streamed according to their ability.

 

After school support is offered in the Library and is mentored by our A Level students.

 

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KS4 (GCSE)

 

All pupils will sit Maths GCSE and we will use the CCEA examining board. The scheme of assessment is modular and most pupils will sit part of their GCSE in Year 11.

 

The six available units are:

 

Unit T1: Foundation Tier

Unit T2: Foundation Tier

Unit T5: Foundation Tier Completion Test

Unit T3: Higher Tier

Unit T4: Higher Tier

Unit T6: Higher Tier Completion Test.

 

The grades that students can achieve depend on the units that they sit for assessment.

 

T1 and T5 D–G All grades in this range are available.

T2 and T5 C–G All grades in this range are available.

T3 and T6 A–D(E) All grades in this range are available.

T4 and T6 A*–D(E)

 

 

The top two classes will sit their full GCSE in Year 11 and study GCSE Statistics in Year 12. We use the AQA examining board with one paper 80% and controlled assessment worth 20%.

 

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KS5 (A Level)

 

We offer ‘A’ Level Maths. This is a very demanding subject therefore it is desirable that pupils have studied high level GCSE Mathematics gaining at least a grade B.

 

Pupils will also be offered the opportunity to repeat their GCSE Maths.

 

Post 16 students also have the opportunity to achieve Essential Skills Application of Number Level Two .

 

Other Information e.g. Awards, extra activities etc

 

Pupils are given the opportunity throughout the year to participate in various competitions.

 

LASCO ( Latin American Street Children) challenge

National ∏ (Pi) Day

Stock Market Challenge

Sentinus STEM competition

BT Young Scientist

ISWEEEP (International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad)

 

Curriculum Challenge P6 Local pupils

Linking Learning P7 Local pupils

 

Afterschool revision sessions are offered in the lead up to the exams and there is also small group withdrawal throughout the year.

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