Teachers in the Mathematics Department

       
  • Mrs R Nair - KS3/4/5 teacher and Head of the faculty
  • Mr K Luchies - KS3/4/5 teacher and Assistant head of the academy
  • Mr T McWalter - KS5 Teacher
  • Ms B Appiah - KS3/4 teacher
  • Mr L Khaira- KS3/4 teacher
  • Mr R Vidal - KS3/4 teacher
  • Mrs H Wildman - KS3/4 teacher and Head of Year 8
  • Mrs M Wilcock - KS3/4 teacher 

Mathematics

Mathematics is a Core subject. It is compulsory for all of our learners at Key Stages 3 and 4. An increasing number of students will choose Mathematics for post 16 studies either at AS Level or the full A Level. We aim to deliver mathematics as effectively, imaginatively and coherently as possible. We emphasise real life applications of mathematics as far as possible; we want our learners to be numerate.

At the beginning of year 7 students are taught in mixed ability classes which give every child an opportunity to boost standards and work to the best of their ability.  After the first landmark assessment in November/December students are set into groups based on their skills and ability in Maths. 

From there students are taught in sets suitable for their skills and abilities all the way through to GCSE in year 11, although at every stage and at every level the setting is re-assessed giving the students every opportunity to move both upwards and downwards as appropriate.



Year 7 and 8

Programme of study and key assessments – Year 7

Term

Topics

Resources to extend learning outside lesson

Autumn

Topics: Expressions and formulae, Sequences and patterns, Add subtract multiply and divide whole numbers and decimal numbers, Order of operations, Rounding and estimation, Area and Perimeter  of 2-D shapes, Volume and surface area of prisms

Land mark assessment  – Week beginning 14th November

 

In addition to weekly set home learning task students are expected to spend at least 30minutes per day practising the skills.

 

Online resources:

1) www.doddlelearn.co.uk [Students can access the learning materials by logging into their individual account. Every student has  their login details at the back of their planner]

2)www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/

 

After school support: Thursday from3:10pm to 4pm in Room A12

 

Text book: We follow Collins Maths Frame working Pupil book for year 7 in lessons.

Book 1.1 – Foundation

Book 1.2 – Intermediate

Book 1.3 - Higher

 

Spring

Topics: Solving equations, graphs of linear functions, fractions, percentages, transformation of shapes, averages from frequency table, drawing pie charts, probability and expected frequency

 

Land mark assessment  – Week beginning 27th February

 

Summer

Topics: Symmetry of shapes, Constructing triangles and bisectors, angles in polygons

End of the year assessment  – Week beginning 12th June

Assessment covers all the above topics from 3 terms. Key topic list will be given 2 weeks before the assessment.



Programme of study and key assessments – Year 8

Term

Topics

Resources to extend learning outside lesson

Autumn

Topics: LCM, HCF and prime factor decomposition, fractions, new quantity after repeated percentage change, simple and compound interest, nth term of quadratic sequence, interior and exterior angles in polygons, probability tree diagrams

Land mark assessment  – Week beginning 14th November

 

In addition to weekly set home learning task students are expected to spend at least 30minutes per day practising the skills.

 

Online resources:

1) www.doddlelearn.co.uk [Students can access the learning materials by logging into their individual account. Every student has  their login details at the back of their planner]

2)www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/

 

After school support: Thursday from3:10pm to 4pm in Room A12

 

Text book: We follow Collins Maths Frame working Pupil book for year 8 in lessons.

Book 2.1 – Foundation

Book 2.2 – Intermediate

Book 2.3 - Higher

 

Spring

Topics: Factorising algebraic expressions, solving linear equations with fractions, graphs of linear functions, laws of indices, estimating averages from grouped frequency table, enlarging shapes using positive scale factor

Land mark assessment  – Week beginning 27th February

 

Summer

Topics: Area of 2-D shapes including circles, volume of prisms including cylinder, introduction to bounds, Pythagoras’ theorem

End of the year assessment  – Week beginning 12th June

Assessment covers all the above topics from 3 terms. Key topic list will be given 3 weeks before the assessment.

Year 9, 10 and 11

Students start their GCSE programme in Maths in year 9.

Home work: Every student has at least one weekly assigned task to complete at home. The frequency, and completion time may vary depends on the year group/individual skills.

In addition to set home learning tasks students are expected to extend their learning outside lessons to meet the standards of the new demanding and rigorous GCSE 9 – 1 curriculum.

Year

Approximate duration of independent learning outside lessons

Resources

9

5 hours / week

 

 

 

Using the right resources is essential to maintain/improve attainment. Students can order a copy of the GCSE text book from school by paying £15 to the main office.

 

Text book: Collins Edexcel GCSE

 

Online resources:

1) www.doddlelearn.co.uk [Students can access the learning materials by logging into their account]

2)www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/

 

After school support:

Year 9 and 10: Thursday from3:10pm to 4pm in Room A12

 

 

 

 

Year 10 programme of study - Autumn 1

Foundation

Higher

 



Year 11: Wednesday from 3:10pm to 4:10pm in Room A12

The programme of study - Autumn 1

Foundation

Higher

 

10

5 to 7 hours / wee

 11

7 to 10 hours / week

Assessments: Students are tested regularly, at the end of every key chapter, to allow teachers to assess their progress on a particular topic. 

Key assessment dates

Topic list for these assessments will be given at the beginning of each term for students to revise thoroughly using class exercise book, GCSE text book and www.doddlelearn.co.uk

Year 9

Week beginning

14th November 2016, 27th February 2017, 5th June 2017– End of the year assessment

Year 10

Week beginning

17th October 2016, 23rd January 2017, 13th March 2017, 12th June 2017 – End of the year assessment

Year 11

21st November 2016 – Paper 1 &2, 9th January 2017 – Paper 1, 2 & 3

6th March 2017 – Paper 1, 2 & 3, 7th May 2017 – Paper 1, 2 & 3