Mathematics

Mrs Adèle Farr - Head of Department

Mrs Tracey Edwards

Mrs Teleri Morris-Thomas

Miss Lorna Worrall

Some of this content was created before Covid-19 rules were in force.

OUR VISION

As a department, we work to ensure that all of our students, whatever their ability, build upon their strengths, and develop their understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics. We have high expectations of all of our students; we want everyone to be happy, hard-working, confident individuals, prepared to accept a challenge, ‘having a go’ at all problems presented.

Our Maths classes are welcoming, safe environments, where students know that they can contribute to discussions, share ideas and ask questions to enhance or further their learning.

We never underestimate the potential of our students – they continue to inspire and motivate us every day

 

KS3

In Key Stage 3, our current curriculum is organised into Units, covering Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Data Handling; the following is an example of one of the units covered.

KS4

Our Scheme of Work at Key Stage 4 is organised into 5 terms. We follow the Mathematics and Mathematics Numeracy WJEC specifications for Higher, Intermediate and Foundation Tiers. A copy of the specifications can be found on the WJEC website.

We subscribe to digital resources to assist our learners, for example TTRockstars and MathsWatch; all of our students will therefore have the opportunity to access additional support in this way.

Specification: https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/mathematics-gcse/#tab_overview

 

KS5

At Key Stage 5 we follow the WJEC ‘A’ Level specification, which consists of 4 modules; ‘AS’ Level is awarded at the end of Year 12.

HOME LEARNING

It is the policy of the school that:

In Years 7, 8 and 9, students are set up to 30 minutes Maths work each week.

In Years 10 and 11, students are set up to 1 hour Maths work each week.

In Years 12 and 13, students are set up to 2 hours Maths work each week.