Maths

In KS5 we also offer a maths re-sit / foundation stage course as well as a Further Maths Course.  See the Sixth Form tab for details.

In KS3 maths we study the following topics

  • number and algebra, including – fractions, decimals and percentage
  • algebraic manipulation, solving and substitution
  • drawing and interpreting graphs
  • studying shape and space which incorporates – perimeter, area and volume, understanding transformations, angles
  • handling data, including drawing and interpreting statistical graphs, understanding averages and measures of spread, understanding and interpreting probability

Assessment

  • mental tests
  • a non-calculator written paper
  • end of year exam comprising of a non-calculator and a calculator paper

Learning beyond the classroom

  • completing and marking your revision tasks before assessments
  • attending the study support group at lunch time in D19
  • using www. mymaths.co.uk

Teachers of KS3 maths

  • Mrs L Brewer – Head of Maths
  • Mrs S Crowle – Second in Maths
  • Mrs J Hudson – Head of Year 8
  • Mrs S Plumbridge
  • Mr P Blenkey
  • Mrs C Baxter
  • Mrs L Vale – Teacher of Maths and Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Year 7 Homework Tasks

Year 8 Homework Tasks

In KS4 maths we study the following

  • number and algebra, this includes factorising into one bracket and solving simultaneous equations (higher only)
  • shape and space, pythagoras, and vectors (higher only)
  • handling data
  • relative frequency
  • probability using tree diagrams (higher only)

Assessment

Year 10

  • three separate assessments across the year
  • one assessment on number, data and probability
  • assessment on number and algebra (non-calculator)
  • final assessment on all topic areas (non-calculator)

Year 11

  • exams cover all topic areas and consist of two exams  one non-calculator and one calculator
  • internal mock exam
  • final GCSE AQA Mathematics exam

Learning beyond the classroom

  • completing and marking own revision tasks before assessments
  • attending the study support group at lunch time in D19
  • using www. mymaths.co.uk
  • purchasing and using the Maths Department revision pack in Year 11

Teachers of KS4 maths

  • Mrs L Brewer – Head of Maths
  • Mrs S Crowle – Second in Maths
  • Mrs J Hudson – Head of Year 8
  • Mrs S Plumbridge
  • Mr P Blenkey
  • Mrs C Baxter
  • Mrs L Vale – Teacher of Maths and Higher Level Teaching Assistant