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Subject Vision

Intent

At St George’s our intention for Maths is to teach a rich, balanced and challenging curriculum so that our pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, become confident to reason a line of enquiry and to problem solve by applying their skills to both routine and non-routine problems. We want all pupils to develop these skills and to understand the links with real life problems and the other subjects that they learn.

Implementation

Broad – Maths offers a differentiated Scheme of Work ensuring that there is sufficient depth for all levels and abilities. Throughout the Maths lessons we have introduced careers and financial management units.

Stimulating – By generating interest in the application of the skills, we generate interest in Maths as a subject itself.

Enjoyable – It is crucial that Maths is enjoyable and not taught through gimmicks but taught by helping our pupils find enjoyment in their own success and learning.

Engaging – By relating the Maths curriculum to real life situations and exploring Maths in different contexts. There are opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities such as origami club and national competitions.

Motivating – By combining little wins and long term goals to drive pupils to strive to succeed. Helping pupils to understand the grades needed to get on to the Core Maths course and A-Level Maths courses at other Sixth Forms.

Challenging – By encouraging students to make connections and challenging them to look from different perspectives. Every pupil is pushed to their full Mathematical potential.

Impact

As a Maths department we are passionate about Maths and we ensure we teach our pupils to be resilient learners who can become life-long Mathematicians with the aim that they can thrive in their GCSE and open many doors to a very bright future.

We have an ethos that no answer is a silly answer and if an answer is wrong we explore together to find the right answer together.

We believe every pupil can succeed in Maths.

Homework

Weekly homework is set using https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk.

Pupils can get login details from their teachers.

 




Check the Curriculum Year information for the homework timetable.

Year 7 Click Here
Year 8 Click Here
Year 9 Click Here
Year 10 Click Here
Year 11 Click Here
Sixth Form Click Here

 

Staff

Subject Information - KS3

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GCSE Subject information - KS4

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science.

Maths is taught across all Key Stages and is taught in ability groups from year 7 to year 11. Students will have 4 hours of Maths lessons each week and will have the opportunity to explore everyday scenarios through fun ways of mathematical thinking.

Our Maths programme of study prepares students for the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1 specification) exams. The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1, where 9 is the highest grade, using your total mark across all three papers.

The assessments will cover the following content headings:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

The Maths GCSE syllabus has two tiers, Foundation and Higher. The Foundation level allows students to achieve grades between 1 and 5 and the Higher tier allows students to achieve grades between 3 and 9.

For the Maths GCSE there are three final examination papers, two of which are calculator papers and one is a non-calculator paper. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across all three papers. Each paper has a range of question types; some questions will be set in both mathematical and non-mathematical contexts. Students receive one homework task per week targeted to improve previous assessment scores.

Quantitative skills gained from this GCSE subject are highly valued, and will prepare students for further study and/or employment in a wide variety of occupations in the public and private sectors.

GCSE Revision Information - KS4

Exam Unit

Paper 1 - Non Calculator 1 hour 30 mins
Paper 2 - Calculator 1 hour 30 mins
Paper 3 - Calculator 1 hour 30 mins

All exam dates can be found here

 

General Information (Useful Information for Parents)

Maths Watch is a set of mathematics resources (videos and worksheets)

www.corbettmaths.com  This is an excellent website with lots of resources that would help revision.

  • 5 questions a day
  • Worksheets
  • Practise papers
  • Quizzes

Please click on this link to see how long you have until the GCSE   http://mathsbot.com/gcse/countdown

Please use the following to support your revision.

Pinpoint Learning

Every Student has their own personal login and password

They can print personalised revision booklets to help them revise their weaknesses.

They can also look at their own learning matrix which shows them what their strengths and weaknesses are.

Finally they can open up their exam papers and find which questions they got wrong to have another go at and mark themselves.

ONMATHS

This is another fantastic website www.onmaths.com that has lots of exam practise revision.

Students can complete exams online and get instant feedback

There are also links to youtube videos that walk the students through each question.

Paper 1 - Non Calculator Paper 2 - Calculator Paper 3 - Calculator
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Foundation

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Example Exam Questions/Model Answers Example Exam Questions/Model Answers Example Exam Questions/Model Answers

Edexcel Practice 1 - Suitable for both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 3 - Suitable-for-both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 4 - Suitable for H only - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 1 - Suitable for both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 3 - Suitable-for-both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 4 - Suitable for H only - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 1 - Suitable for both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 3 - Suitable-for-both F & H - Qs = Click Here

Edexcel Practice 4 - Suitable for H only - Qs = Click Here

Revision Material/Sharepoint
Pinpoint learning

Job Opportunities / Careers

Information about jobs where Maths are used - click here

More information can be found of BBC Bitesize - Click Here