Mathematics Overview


Head of Faculty: Mrs F. Wilmot

Our creative studies offer, which is core to our ethos, includes Art, Textiles and Photography. These subjects offer invaluable opportunities to develop the skills of self-expression through the creation of artefacts. Not only of great worth in their own right, these skills transfer well to other facets of human life. Students learn organisational and planning skills and most importantly, confidence in their own decision making and capacity to develop and present their own ideas and concepts.

In addition to these creative subjects, the faculty also includes the Enterprise subjects Business Studies, Creative iMedia, Computer Science and Mathematics.  These subjects allow the student to investigate the world of Business, including examining the methodology of setting up a new business including budgeting and financial statements, whereas Creative iMedia shows students that digital design and learning play an important role in all aspects of business and industry and develops links with Art in website and graphic design as well as photo manipulation.  Computer Science teaches the skills of writing computer programs using coding and  how to problem solve computer coding issues and Mathematics permeates and underpins all aspects of the above subjects as well as introducing the beauty and logic of the subject itself.

The Faculty offers GCSEs in Art, Art Textiles, Business Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics with Creative iMedia offered as a Cambridge National Level 1 or 2. There is also the opportunity to study the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics for those students in Set 1 for GCSE Mathematics.  The Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics not only further develops the understanding of the GCSE curriculum but is also a good preparation for those considering taking A Level Mathematics. At Advanced Level the comprehensive offer incudes Advanced Level Fine Art, Computer Science, Business Studies, Mathematics, Photography and Textile Design.  In addition, we offer Creative iMedia at Cambridge National Level 3 and an AS in Further Mathematics.

 

Confidence in mathematics and handling numbers is key to success in so many other subject areas. Our highly skilled mathematics team are acutely aware of this, using a wide range of strategies to ensure that all possible approaches to grasping basic principles are offered to our students. Extensive online support is used to ensure that students can practice and refine their skills away from school, so that the focus in lessons is very much around individually tailored skills development.

Students study 4 of the 5 weekdays in the lower years and every day at GCSE. Many students enter the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenges and there are many opportunities for talented mathematicians to develop and demonstrated their skills. Many students study Maths at Advanced Level with the more able studying Further Maths. For those who still need to develop their Maths skills in the Sixth Form but study other Advanced Level subjects, the Faculty also offers a nationally recognised Core Maths programme, which carries the university entrance points of an AS Level qualification.

  • Year 7 Mathematics Overview

    Year 7 is the bridge between the work completed at Primary school and the laying of the necessary foundations for the start of the GCSE course.  We cover the major areas of Number, Statistics and Probability.

  • Year 8 Mathematics Overview

    Year 8 continues to develop students’ understanding of the basic underlying concepts of the subject in order to fully prepare them for the rigours of the GCSE course.  We concentrate on the major topics of Algebra and Geometry, using the numerical skills developed throughout Year 7.

  • Year 9 Mathematics: Foundation Tier Overview

    We start the GCSE course at the beginning of Year 9.  Groups 3 and 4 follow the Foundation Tier course which grades at 1 to 5.  A Grade 5 is a Strong Pass; a Grade 4 is a Standard Pass.

  • Year 9 Mathematics: Higher Tier Overview

    We start the GCSE course at the beginning of Year 9.  Groups 1 and 2 follow the Higher Tier course which grades at 9 to 4.  A Grade 5 is a Strong Pass; a Grade 4 is a Standard Pass.

    https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

  • Year 10 Mathematics Higher Tier Overview

    As we start the GCSE course at the beginning of Year 9, Year 10 is a continuation of the GCSE.  Set 1 follows the Higher Tier course which grades at 9 to 4.  Set 1 also follows the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics, which places an emphasis on higher order technical proficiency, rigorous argument, and problem-solving skills.  It gives high achieving students and introduction to AS level topics.  This course is an extension of the GCSE and is therefore taught during the GCSE with the two extra topics taught as distinct modules.

  • Year 11 Mathematics Higher Tier Overview

    Year 11 completes the GCSE.  Set 1 follows the Higher Tier course which grades at 9 to 4.  Set 1 also follows the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics, which places an emphasis on higher order technical proficiency, rigorous argument, and problem-solving skills.  It gives high achieving students and introduction to AS level topics.  This course is an extension of the GCSE and is therefore taught during the GCSE with the two extra topics taught as distinct modules.

    We aim to complete the course by February half term and then spend the remainder of the Spring Term revising for the GCSE.

    https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300

  • Year 12 & 13 A Level Mathematics Overview

    This is a two year A Level course examined by three 2 hour examinations.

    Paper 1 examines

    Mathematical argument, language and proof

    Mathematical problem solving

    Mathematical modelling

    Proof

    Algebra and functions

    Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

    Sequences and series

    Trigonometry

    Exponentials and logarithms

    Differentiation

    Integration

    Numerical methods

     

    Paper 2 examines any content from Paper 1 and

    Vectors

    Quantities and units in mechanics

    Kinematics

    Forces and Newton’s laws

    Moments

     

    Paper 3 examines any content from Paper 1 and

    Statistical sampling

    Data presentation and interpretation

    Probability

    Statistical distributions

    Statistical hypothesis testing

    https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/as-and-a-level/mathematics-7357

By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions