Maths is your solution.
The link below allows you to see when topics may be covered; this is a guide for information only and has the potential to change as the year progresses.
We aim to make Mathematics an enjoyable, interesting and worthwhile experience for all pupils. We aim to foster pupils’ perseverance and resourcefulness in solving problems, and to develop their ability to think logically yet creatively, leading to an affinity with the subject and excellent examination results.
Key Stage 3
- Providing a supportive and positive learning environment to facilitate students’ progress mathematically
- Inspire students to embrace maths and to help alleviate any anxiety that surrounds learning maths
- Encourage students to think independently and creatively in maths
Key Stage 4
A GCSE in mathematics should help pupils to:
- Develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of a variety of methods and concepts.
- Select the correct method and apply this to solving problems.
- Reason and explain mathematical decisions which can include making deductions and conclusions based on given or found information.
- Use and understand maths in a given context to interpret and convey information
In each Key Stage, checking that mathematics has been embedded will take place on a regular basis.
- Year 7 – 10: From Year 7 through to the end of Year 10, students can expect lessons to begin with recall questions in addition to topic assessments. There will be two assessments each half term, one of which will be a larger full-term assessment.
- Year 11: From the beginning of Year 11, students will face full GCSE examination papers.
Details of the topics covered can be found in the National Curriculum document by clicking here
- Corbett Maths: an excellent source of questions, answers, practise papers and more importantly explanatory videos. There is an extensive library of videos that allow students to work independently to prepare for learning as well as assessments. Corbett maths – Videos, worksheets, 5-a-day and much more
- Mr Barton Maths: https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-maths-revision/
- Hegarty Maths: a huge bank of videos and quizzes for students to work through. The videos offer superb instruction, whilst the quizzes give the chance to test the understanding gained from the instructional videos. Many maths homework tasks will be set using Hegarty Maths.
All students have access to Hegarty Maths
- What does my child need to complete this homework? This homework can be completed on any device with an internet connection. They will need to write notes on the video and all their working out, so they will need their book to do this.
- How do they log in? Logging in is really easy - simply type in the school’s post code, choose the school's name, then use their name and date of birth to log in. If your child is struggling to log in, please let their maths teacher know so they can check they are logging in with the correct details.
- How can I see what they are doing? We would like to encourage you to log in with your child to see what they are doing. You can watch the videos with them to see what methods they should be using, and you can also view all of their past scores to see which areas they are struggling on.
- How can I find out more? Go to help.hegartymaths.com to find out more.
Being a student in the Maths department can be hard but also fun. When we are stuck, we get support from our teacher and classmates. The teachers are always setting challenging work to push us, but they explain it well so we understand and work to the best of our ability.