Maths

Key Stage 3

Information

We work hard as a faculty to not only teach mathematical content and methods but to also create a positive learning environment that encourages enjoyment of our subject.  It is important to develop constructive attitudes and build confidence in order to enable students to become independent thinkers and learners.

During Key Stage 3 students will be studying topics from these main areas:

- Number and Algebra – Ratio, Proportion, Rates of Change – Geometry and Measures – Probability and Statistics

Alongside the topics listed above, we also deliver the Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education programme to Years 7 and 8, to build thinking skills and challenge their misconceptions.

We provide students with a solid foundation in their understanding to help them through their GCSEs.

Year 7:
We extend students’ understanding at Key Stage 2 further, familiarising them with more technical methods and vocabulary.
Year 8:
We link students’ classroom learning with the world around them, helping their understanding and realising relevance of Mathematics.
Year 9:
Students are prepared for Key Stage 4, they consolidate their knowledge and independent learning skills.

Key Stage 4

Information

We offer both the Higher and the Foundation tiers for the Edexcel course. 

The course covers a vast range of content from analysing and representing statistics to solving geometric problems using trigonometry.  A range of interactive resources are used in the classroom to enrich the students’ learning. 

Students will be examined at the end of Year 11, sitting a non-calculator and a calculator paper. They will be assessed internally throughout the Key Stage to ensure that their progress is monitored and tracked carefully.

Further information can be found by following this link:
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse10/maths/maths-b/Pages/documents.aspx

Examination Board

Edexcel

% Components

100% exam based

Key Stage 5

Information

We are very excited about the start of AS and A Level Mathematics. The course comprises of six equally weighted modules, with four compulsory Core modules and two options. Both Statistics and Mechanics options will be offered. Three modules will be taken in each year. 

Core modules focus on algebra, graphs and functions, offering students an excellent challenge in developing their knowledge and skills further.  Statistics modules cover various methods of data analysis and representation and probability.  Mechanics modules examine how to model particles in given situations and is closely linked with Physics.

For further information can be found by following this link:
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse10/maths/maths-b/Pages/documents.aspx

Examination Board

Edexcel

% Components

100% exam based

Additional Information

You may find the following websites useful:
www.mathsnetalevel.com – website with worked examples and exam practise questions
www.mymaths.co.uk – website with model solutions and step-by-step explanations

Extra-Curricular Activities

We enter students into the UKMT nationwide.