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DEPARTMENT CONTEXT

STAFF CODE

NAME

RESPONSIBILITIES

KIN Natalie King Director of Learning for Maths
FON Nicola Foster Teacher of Maths - Second in Charge
BEK Kader Benemara Teacher of Maths
MOT Tash Moriarty Headteacher and Teacher of Maths
SKD Deidre Skinner Teacher of Maths
RET Tony Regan Teacher of Business and Maths
RUK Kulsoom Khan Teacher of Maths
BEJ James Beaumont Teacher of Maths

Facilities:

  • Four dedicated teaching rooms, all but one equipped with interactive whiteboards.
  • A range of textbooks for all Year groups.
  • Access to both ICT rooms and laptop trolleys on request.
  • Maths stock cupboard.

         CURRICULUM PLANS 

MATHS

Years 7 & 8 (KS3)

 

 

Students follow a Scheme of Learning based around the framework required for the New GCSE syllabus. Classes have been grouped into mixed ability House groups for Year 7 students. All Year 8 groups are mixed ability which allows for enhanced collaboration of resources and lessons and improves the quality of learning and differentiation, whilst also developing higher expectations within teaching. Homework is set weekly from CGP Key Stage 3 workbooks, with topics aligned to the Scheme of Learning.

Students are set an assessment question weekly to ascertain their progress and to ensure high quality and consistent teaching and learning. There is a substantial assessment at the end of each teaching section which supports preparation for linear examinations.

The curriculum follows in-depth learning of Number, followed by Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Probability and Statistics, in line with the prior learning required for the new GCSE syllabus.

Targets and assessments focus on Skills within the AO1 – AO3 of the new GCSE Syllabus, with students updating their tracker boards and staff updating the students’ assessment books/folders.

6 x 50 minute lesson per week

Year 9, 10 and 11 (KS4)

 

 

 

Students follow a SOL based around the framework required for the New GCSE syllabus. The exam board followed is EDEXCEL (1MA1). The Year 9 and 10 Schemes of Learning are built upon the foundations from KS3, with the aim of completion by the end of Year 10.

All Year 9 and 10 groups are mixed ability.

Students are given an assessment question weekly to ascertain their progress and to ensure high quality and consistent teaching and learning. There is a substantial assessment at the end of each teaching section which is generally planned for the end of each half term.

Homework is set weekly for Year 9 and twice for Year 10 and 11 from CGP books and past exam papers. Year 11 attend extra revision sessions with Years 9 and 10 having an allocated drop in session weekly.

The curriculum follows in depth learning of Number, followed by Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Probability and Statistics, this is in line with the learning required for the new GCSE syllabus.

Targets and assessments focus on Skills within the AO1 – AO3 of the new GCSE Syllabus, with students updating their tracker boards and staff updating the students’ assessment books/folders.

Year 11 groups are set based upon prior attainment, learning and target grades. .

Students are assessed early in October to target groups of underachieving students and to trigger any possible moves between groups. Year 11 is monitored closely to ensure any gaps in knowledge are effectively closed.

5 x 50 per week in Year 9 and 11

4 x 50 mins per week in Year 10

 

Year 12 and 13 (KS5)

Students in Year 13 will follow the old Specification for Edexcel A Level Maths, completing the following modules, Core 3, Core 4 and Statistics 2. 

Students in Year 12 will follow the new Edexcel A Level course with linear exams at the end of Year 13. 

Students will be expected to attend weekly consolidation sessions where they can practice their skills and complete homework alongside this. 

6 x 50 mins per week in Year 12

5 x 50 mins per week in Year 13

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROVISION

Year 11:

  • Tuesday and Friday after school sessions
  • Support with one to one with Sixth Form
  • Regular holiday revision for Year 11.

Years 7-10:

  • Targeted holiday revision sessions for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

All holiday revision sessions will be communicated to parents via Intouch

Key Stage 3:

  • Thursday after school sessions

A Level:

  • Consolidation session once a week

USEFUL LINKS

www.coolmath4kids.com

www.mathszone.co.uk 

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites