Mathematics

We are an enthusiastic department committed to engaging and motivating all students in the world of Mathematics. We set by ability in Mathematics from the start of Year 7, based on KS2 results, enabling us to challenge all students and ignite their passion of Mathematics. They are assessed regularly to enable movement to the most appropriate set.

We actively encourage our highest achievers to take part in the UKMT National Maths Challenges, with Year 7 & 8 entering the Junior Challenge and Year 9-11 entering the Intermediate Challenge. Each year some succeed in the top 1% of mathematicians nationally, then participating in the International Kangaroo Challenge against other high achievers. Each year we also take part in the Junior and Intermediate Team Challenges in which our students have the opportunity to challenge other local schools before eventually students go on to the national rounds.

At KS3 we have Maths Challenge Week for all students. This is an exciting event that is tailored to each individual; it is always an enjoyable week for both staff and students. These events include Mathematical treasure hunts, Christmas shopping and Murder mysteries!

The Year 8 pupils take part in a business links project; we have representatives from local businesses to introduce how mathematics is used within their business. This project aims to build on the real life applications of a variety of areas in Mathematics.

The Year 9 students take part in finance week. This is a great opportunity for pupils to understand the world of finance, from home budgeting to running their own business, Dragon’s Den style!

At KS4, students will study the Linear AQA Mathematics GCSE, this consists of 3 exams totaling 4.5 hours, 2 calculator papers and 1 non-calculator. Foundation covers levels 1-5 and higher covers levels 5-9.

As a department we also offer an extensive range of enrichment activities, including reward trips for Year 7 & 8 and a trip to New York to use maths in real life, with visits to higher education establishments.

KS3

Year 7

Year 8

Support:

Copper/Bronze in following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Support:

Copper/Bronze in the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Core:

Silver in the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Core:

Silver in the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Extension:

Gold/platinum in the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Extension:

Gold/platinum in the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

 

KS4 – Following AQA syllabus

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Foundation:

Grades 1-5 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Foundation:

Grades 1-5 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Foundation:

Grades 1-5 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Higher:

Grades 4-9 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

Higher:

Grades 4-9 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

 

Higher:

Grades 4-9 on the following areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data handling

 

maths puuzle.pngStudents should see their tutor or Maths teacher for the weekly Maths Puzzle of the Week Competition.

Put your entry in the box in room 37 by the end of the week for a chance of winning the weekly prize.  Good luck !

 

 

Maths Twilight:

These are run every week on a Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3.20pm to 4pm. It is an opportunity to get help with homework, class work and to get support with completing your individual targets.

Revision Guides

At certain points in the year we are able to order these at a discounted rate. Your child will bring a letter home detailing this information.

If you would like to purchase a revision guide from the shops, please ensure that it is for the new AQA 9-1 syllabus.

Practice Papers

Practice papers for the GCSE exam are available from your child's teacher. 

These are a great way to prepare for the GCSE exams.

Revision websites

These are a few of the websites that we recommend for revision: