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Staff

Mrs L Watson (Leader of Learning)
Mrs E Thomas (Leader of Learning – Key Stage 3 Mathematics)
Mrs E Rodgers (Year 12 LOL)
Mrs S McKeown (Year 8 LOL)
Miss K Hughes
Mr J Mulgrew
Miss K Brown
Ms A McCollam
Mr J Hutton
Mrs A Johnston
Miss P Maloney

Aims

Every student will:

  • Achieve their Mathematical potential
  • Become mathematical problem solvers.
  • Learn to communicate mathematically.
  • Learn to reason mathematically.
  • Become confident in their own ability.

KS3 Mathematics

Students in Years 8 & 9 follow the revised curriculum and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Handling Data
  • Shape, Space & Measures

A range of teaching strategies are utilised to ensure ‘Achievement for All’ and support the development of:

  • Mathematical Language & Notation
  • Problem Solving – using written and mental calculations
  • Working with others

Students in Year 10 begin to study the CCEA GCSE Mathematics specification.  This allows teachers to assess which pathway is best suited to each individual student so they achieve their Mathematical potential

KS4 Mathematics 

Students can progress through GCSE level at various levels. We study GCSE Mathematics with CCEA at both Foundation and Higher level depending on student ability. Students sitting Higher Tier papers can achieve grades up to A and A*, while at Foundation level, students can attain a grade of a C* (it is also possible for some students to sit a combination of Higher/Foundation papers which gives access to a B grade).

At the end of Year 11 students will sit one of the modules M1-M4 (worth 45% of the overall GCSE grade) depending on the pathway that has been identified.

In Year 12 students will sit one of the modules M6-M8 (2 papers – 1 calculator and 1 non-calculator worth 55% of the overall GCSE grade) depending on the pathway that has been identified.

Useful Websites

Students will have a Google Classroom set up for their Mathematics class that will have resources uploaded to support their learning

KS3

www.topmarks.com

www.bbcbitesize.com

KS4

www.corbettmaths.com

www.mathsmadeeasy.com


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