Mrs S McGladdery (SMG)

Curriculum Leader of Mathematics

Miss J Holland (JHL)

Assistant Curriculum Leader of Mathematics
currently on maternity leave

Miss P Rayson (PRA)

Teacher of Mathematics
part time

Mr T Lindsay (TLI)

Teacher of Mathematics

Miss R Young (RYO)

Teacher of Mathematics

Mr S Muddiman (SMU)

Assistant Head

Mrs K Morley (KMO)

Teacher of Mathematics
part time

Miss R Dentith (RD1)

Curriculum Tutor

Miss G Pickles (GPI)

Teacher of Mathematics

 

Department Information

We are a hardworking and enthusiastic team with a proud record of success in examinations. Students are taught in ability groups by a specialist Mathematician from our team of five full-time and two part-time teachers, ably supported by our Curriculum Tutor. We have seven classrooms, each with visualisers, and a class set of laptops to use within the department.

 

Curriculum

In years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught our Key Stage 3 scheme of work. We have four pathways for each year group: Working Towards, Focussing, Secure and Exceeding. Students are assessed regularly throughout the year by submitting work from their Classwork Assessment Booklet, and also by completing our formal assessments upon completion of the Number, Algebra, Shape and Data units of work. Students receive feedback on these assessments and opportunities to improve their work. It is our aim for all students to make continued progress in order to achieve the best results in future examinations.

Topic Lists for each Pathway

Students in years 10 and 11 prepare for the GCSE examination at the end of year 11, following the Edexcel specification. Students are taught in sets according to previous attainment. Topics covered depend upon the particular framework for the class, which will be Foundation 1, Foundation 2, Higher 1 or Higher 2. Assessment is carried out in a similar way to Key Stage 3, using our Classwork Assessment Booklets and end of unit tests. We always aim to finish the curriculum with a number of weeks remaining in order to carry out an extensive revision programme allowing students to go into their final examinations fully prepared and confident of success.

The tables show topics covered by looking at the grey cells in the relevant column (F2, F1, H2, H1).

Topics Lists for each Framework

Homework

Students are asked to complete homework tasks on the MathsWatchVLE website. Students should expect one extensive task per half term. We provide support and access to laptops during dinner time in a weekly Homework Session.
Key Stage 4 students can also expect written homework throughout the year, in the form of our GCSE revision booklet.

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

 

Equipment

In line with whole school policy, we expect all students to bring a minimum of black or blue pen, pencil, red pen, ruler (either 15cm or 30cm), rubber and a scientific calculator. We use the Casio FX-83G model which can be purchased from school for £11.00.

 

Online Resources

There are a number of websites we recommend for revision outside of the classroom;

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/ which students can access with their own login and password

https://corbettmaths.com/

https://www.onmaths.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

 

 

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