|Mr K Williams||Curriculum Team Leader|
|Miss H Mistry||Deputy Curriculum Team Leader|
|Mr C Evans||Teacher of Mathematics with Responsibility Post|
|Mr P Cooling||Teacher of Mathematics and Senior Assistant Principal|
|Ms E Allison||Teacher of Mathematics and Year Team Leader|
|Miss A O’Rorke||Teacher of Mathematics with Responsibility Post|
|Mrs S Ram||Teacher of Mathematics / Year Team Leader / Acting Assistant Principal|
|Mr N Sube||Teacher of Mathematics|
The Maths Department staff will encourage students to develop their mathematical skills to the maximum possible at a pace appropriate to their current level of ability. We aim to foster:
At the start of the autumn term in year 7, students are taught in mixed ability tutor group classes. After 2 or 3 weeks they are put into sets based on ability in Mathematics.
This continues in years 8 and 9.
Assessment is by formal test at the end of the autumn and summer terms and informal short term testing in class throughout the year.
Students follow the National Framework for Mathematics and study modules in:
Shape, space and measure.
Students use a wide range of resources including text books, worksheets, ICT and web based resources.During the course students will: -
Students follow the new AQA unitised GCSE syllabus. This is a modular course with three external examinations:-
Students on the ADSAN course will follow a one year linear course which has two external examinations at the end of Year 10.
In Year 11 they follow a numeracy course.
The GCSE course is split into three units:-
Unit 1 - Statistics and numbers
There are two tiers of entry for the GCSE examination:-
Higher grades A*, A, B, C and D
Foundation grades C, D, E, F and G
Students are carefully monitored and movement between groups may be possible. This will be based on regular assessments, homework and effort.
A calculator is essential throughout the courses and it is strongly recommended that each student has her own. We can advise which scientific calculator is most suitable and they can be obtained through the Maths Shop.
We encourage independent learning, to support this, the mathematics faculty subscribes to a maths based website, MyMaths. Every student has their own ID and password to access this site and record their homework.
To further support independent learning we strongly recommend the use of revision guides / workbooks and “Mathswatch” DVD's both of which are available through the College.