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Mathematics

GCSE Results 2019

Due to the cancellation of formal examinations in 2020.  The displayed results are from 2019.  The school is pleased to inform parents that all results continued to improve this year and we congratulate all pupils on their fantastic achievements.

  Maths
9 - 7 16%
9 - 5 45.7%
9 - 4 73.4%
9 - 1 98.9%


2020/2021 teaching staff:  Mr C Beazley, Mrs C O'Dowd, Miss Z May, Mr T Johnson, Mr J Gladstone, Mrs B Schultz, Mrs A Box, Mr A Coe, Miss S Dixon and Miss T Laszlo.

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Year 11s will be sitting the AQA 8300 GCSE Maths specification. This is entirely exam based and is assessed by 3 exam papers at the end of Year 11, 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papers.  Each exam paper carries an equal weighting in the final exam grade.  Students will be entered for either Higher tier (grades 4 – 9) or Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5).

Examples of past exam papers can be found on the AQA website:

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As well as being assessed on their knowledge of the mathematical content of the course students are also assessed on their mathematical problem solving skills.

Students can complete all their revision for the GCSE using the Mathswatch website and past exam papers but if you wish to purchase a Maths revision guide we recommend the CGP guides which are available from the school shop.

Faculty Mathematics
 Head of Faculty

Mr C Beazley

 KS3 Coordinator

Mrs C O'Dowd

 KS3 Specification

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 KS4 Specification

Year 11s will be sitting the AQA 8300 GCSE Maths specification. This is entirely exam based and is assessed by 3 exam papers at the end of Year 11, 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papers.  Each exam paper carries an equal weighting in the final exam grade.  Students will be entered for either Higher tier (grades 4 – 9) or Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5).

Examples of past exam papers can be found on the AQA website:

Visit  AQA website  As well as being assessed on their knowledge of the mathematical content of the course students are also assessed on their mathematical problem solving skills.

Students can complete all their revision for the GCSE using the Mathswatch website and past exam papers but if you wish to purchase a Maths revision guide we recommend the CGP guides which are available from the school shop.

Exam Board

AQA

Faculty Information All students are expected to come to every Maths lessons fully equipped. This means that they are expected to have a pen, pencil, ruler, calculator, protractor and pair of compasses ready to use whenever it is required in lessons. All of this equipment is available to buy from the school shop.
All set 1 students in year 7s through to year 10 are given the opportunity to take part in the UKMT Maths challenge competitions. This is a prestigious nationwide competition and gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their mathematical problem solving skills.
The majority of Maths homework from year 7 – year 10 is set using MyMaths. Students will be given the login details for this by their Maths teacher.  It is the expectation that all students achieve at least an amber score (40%) in order for their homework to be classed as completed.  Students will be set between 1 and 2 pieces of MyMaths homework each week and given at least a week to complete their work. Year 11 homework will be a mixture of MyMaths, past exam paper practice and other written pieces of homework. Students will also on occasion be set research homeworks in which they are expected to investigate a mathematical topic in preparation for being taught that lesson in a future lesson.
All students will complete at least 3 formal Maths assessments each year.  Year 7 – year 10 students will be given revision lists showing the topics that will be assessed at least 2 weeks before the date of the assessment. Year 11 students will be given less specific revision lists in order to prepare them better for the nature of the real GCSE exam. Students can revise for these assessments using the Mathswatch website which has video clips explaining how to do each of the topics as well as questions for students to attempt.  When preparing for assessments students must ensure that they actually do some Maths (attempt some questions, make revision cards etc) and do not just sit and watch the video clips.
The Maths department run intervention sessions for years 7 – 10 during tutor times and for Year 11 during lunch times or after school.  Parents will be informed if their sons/daughters are expected to attend these intervention sessions.
Maths club runs every Wednesday after school in F11 between 3.05pm and 4pm.  All year groups are welcome to attend this to get help with any aspect of their Maths including support with completing homework and advice when preparing for assessments.
Subject Documents Date  
Scheme 2 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 3 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 4 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 4.5 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 5 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 5.5 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 6 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Scheme 6.5 Overview 13th Dec 2019 Download
Y10 Overview Foundation 13th Dec 2019 Download
Y10 Overview Higher 13th Dec 2019 Download
Y11 Overview Foundation 13th Dec 2019 Download
Y11 Overview Higher 13th Dec 2019 Download
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