Names of staff, role & contact details
|Name of course(s) offered||Exam board||Link to spec||Nature of assessment|
|GCSE Mathematics||AQA||http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300||100% External Exam|
|Level 2 Further Maths|
|AQA||http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/further-mathematics-8360||100% External Exam|
|Entry Level Certificate Maths||AQA||http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/elc||8 assignments completed in class|
Number skills, Algebraic manipulation, Averages, Frequency tables, BIDMAS, HCF, LCM, Indices, Standard form, Perimeter, Area, Proportion, Ratio, Sequences, Graphs, Probability, Bounds, Recurring decimals, Quadratics, Cumulative frequency, Histograms, Surds, Arcs and Sectors, Circle theorems, Proof.
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, 2D shapes, Parallel lines, Bearings, Real life graphs, Displaying data, Venn diagrams, y=mx+c, Compound measures, Surface area, Volume, Prisms, Forming equations, Simultaneous equations, Interest, Trigonometry, Congruence, Similarity, Iteration, Time series, Algebraic manipulation, Trigonometry, Pythagoras’ Theorem.
Transformations, Tessellations, Common graphs, Inequalities, Locus, Constructions, Algebraic fractions, Quadratic inequalities, Vectors.
Rounding, Substitution, Indices, Angles in Polygons, Graphs, Circles and their properties, Congruence and Similarity, Sampling, Equations, Venn diagrams, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Proportion, Frequency trees, Area & Volume, Algebraic fractions, Graphs, Equation of a Circle, Transformations, Functions, Non right angled trig, Quadratic equations
Inequalities, Solving Quadratics, Rearranging formulae, Graphs, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Trigonometry, Sampling, Displaying data, Simultaneous equations, Quadratic Inequalities, Transforming Graphs, Fractional Equations, Iteration, Simultaneous Equations (1 Linear, 1 Quadratic), Equation of a Circle
Congruence and Similarity, Direct and Inverse proportion, Factorise and Solve Quadratics, Revision and Practice Papers.
How and when is my child assessed?
The Maths department assess pupils throughout Key Stage 4. In year 10 there are summative assessments at the end of each term, revision lists are provided and students should be in the habit of regularly reviewing all their previous work. Assessments are graded using the GCSE 1-9 system; a current grade will be given along with a projection for GCSE. In year 11 pupils will be issued with an exam paper each fortnight for completion at home. We recommend students first attempt the questions unaided, then in a different colour pen attempt the rest using notes and resources. After this the paper should be brought for marking with students identifying what they can do and what they need help with. There are full mock exams in December and again in February. Pupils use skills books and exam paper folders.
How to support your child in Maths:
www.mymaths.co.uk (The school login is baines, password brown. Each student will also be issued with their personal login)
Doing questions is vital in order to progress in Maths, the following sites have a selection of questions, solutions and video tuition clips.
The Maths clinic is after school every Thursday, pupils should bring specific questions they are stuck on and may leave once their problems are resolved.