Maths

 

Key Stage 3

The SoW has been updated to include recent government numeracy strategies. Pupils National Curriculum levels are determined within the first two weeks of them entering the school. Classes are of mixed year groups and streamed to allow for a more holistic teaching approach, however we do look to develop individuals by insuring that their work is given at a challenging level to ensure progress. The topics covered all be it the same are covered to differing depths depending on the class the individual pupil attends. The topics covered are as follows:

  • Number calculations
  • Perimeter and area
  • Angles
  • 2 dimensional shapes and polygons
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Measures
  • Graphs & handling data
  • Sequences
  • 3 Dimensional shapes
  • Transformation
  • Congruence
  • Equations & formulae
  • Functions and graphs
  • Constructions, handling data
  • Probability.

In addition to this all pupils are taught functional skills and prepared for examinations, which usually take place in November and May, each individual pupil is entered for Functional skills and progress from Entry level 1, Entry Level and Entry Level 3

Key Stage 4

Pupils are prepared for GCSE and Functional Skills examinations. Homework is provided and booklets to supplement learning given to pupils to aid personal study.

General areas covered in the SoW are as follow:

  • Number
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion,
  • Statistics
  • Circles and constructions
  • Standard form
  • Probability
  • Equations and inequalities.
  • Expressions
  • Angles and polygons
  • Formulae and functions
  • Probability
  • Measures and accuracy
  • Factors, powers and roots
  • Working in 2D
  • Handling data
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Sequences

The department also actively links to other departments in the school to provide a wider understanding of the world around us, and how they may apply taught methods in other areas of the curriculum and within the wider context of the school.

 

Pupil Performance

Percentage achieving level 4 or above – 36.6%

Percentage achieving level 5 or above – 10.1%

Percentage making exceptional progress – 6.1%

 

Useful Links

My Maths

Cool Maths Games

BBC Bitesize