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Mathematics

Year 7

Content Overview

The cohort is broken up into 5 sets, using their ability in Mathematics as the deciding factor. These groups are regularly monitored and movement happens at several times throughout the year to make sure that students are meeting the correct amount of challenge.

All students are taught through grades 1-9 so that it matches with the current GCSE criteria and these individual grades are broken into different subject areas, these are:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

 

Each set is allocated a grade starting point that is matched up to the class average ability.

Assessment

Students are assessed via Doddle and each individual learning objective for each topic area has been mapped onto it. Then at various stages of the year the teaching staff will use end of unit tests, homework and classwork to decide if students have secured, partially secured or working towards a skill and these are all highlighted red, amber and green on Doddle.(KS3 learning platform)

Extra-Curricular Activities

Numeracy Inter Form Quizzes

Year 8

Content Overview

The cohort is broken up into 5 sets, using their ability in Mathematics as the deciding factor. These groups are regularly monitored and movement happens at several times throughout the year to make sure that students are meeting the correct amount of challenge.

All students are taught through grades 1-9 so that it matches with the current GCSE criteria and these individual grades are broken into different subject areas, these are:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

 

Each set is allocated a grade starting point that is matched up to the class average ability.

Assessment

Students are assessed via Doddle and each individual learning objective for each topic area has been mapped onto it. Then at various stages of the year the teaching staff will use end of unit tests, homework and classwork to decide if students have secured, partially secured or working towards a skill and these are all highlighted red, amber and green on Doddle.(KS3 learning platform)

Extra-Curricular Activities

Numeracy Inter Form Quizzes

Year 9

Content Overview

The cohort is broken up into 5 sets, using their ability in Mathematics as the deciding factor. These groups are regularly monitored and movement happens at several times throughout the year to make sure that students are meeting the correct amount of challenge.

All students are taught through grades 1-9 so that it matches with the current GCSE criteria and these individual grades are broken into different subject areas, these are:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

 

Each set is allocated a grade starting point that is matched up to the class average ability.

Assessment

Students are assessed via end of unit tests, homework and classwork to report a GCSE working grade at the end of every term.

Students will also have a formal examination in the hall using a GCSE past paper to identify their current working grade. Using this exam paper they will then individually identify their areas of strength and weaknesses for them to work upon to improve their grade for next time.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Numeracy Inter Form Quizzes

Mathematic enrichment days at University of Kent and University of Greenwich for students to see the real life applications of Mathematics.

Years 10 & 11

Subject

GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board

EDEXCEL

Course Specification Link

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Course Overview

 

 

 

The cohort is broken up into 5 sets, using their ability in Mathematics as the deciding factor. These groups are regularly monitored and movement happens at several times throughout the year to make sure that pupils are meeting the correct amount of challenge.

All pupils are taught through grades 1-9 so that it matches with the current GCSE criteria and these individual grades are broken into different subject areas, these are:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

 

Each set is allocated a grade starting point that is matched up to the average ability of the class.

Assessment

For this Mathematics qualification the pupils will be assessed entirely via 3 separate examination papers that are all of equal weighting (33.3% each, Duration 1h 30 mins, 1 x Non Calculator & 2 x Calculator papers).

These examination papers have the following possible entry tiers:

  • Foundation Tier (Grade 1 – 5, grade 1 the lowest)
  • Higher Tier (Grade 4 – 9, grade 9 the highest)

 

These examination papers can assess any area of Mathematics in any of the three papers within the specification of the qualification; there is no particular set pattern.

 

Throughout Y10 there will be two opportunities and in Y11 there will be another three for pupils to sit a full GCSE paper in the examination hall, exactly like a real exam. So that they are ready and know what to expect when the real exam arrives.

We will analyse these examinations thoroughly and use them to identify weaknesses in individual and class performance and to the best of our ability close these gaps in knowledge.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Numeracy Inter Form Quizzes

Mathematic enrichment days at University of Kent and University of Greenwich for pupils to see the real life applications of Mathematics.