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Maths

Overview of the Subject

Mathematics is a compulsory subject however it is also one of the most highly regarded and a good grade in the subject will lead you into any chosen career path. You will gain the skills which will enable you to control your finances, travel to foreign countries and deal with everyday problems which involve numbers.

 

KS3

The Maths course in Years 7 and 8 aims to provide all students with the understanding of mathematical concepts and ability to apply that understanding in order to solve problems in real life. Students are given the opportunity to gain mathematical skills, develop their understanding and also to enjoy this essential subject. 

KS3 Curriculum Overview

KS4

All students at GCSE will follow a scheme of work that has been designed to give them the best possible preparation for exam success, regardless of ability. Whether or not you intend to study Mathematics beyond this level, much of what we do in Years 9, 10 and 11 will be very useful to you for the rest of your life.

Key topics include:  Number; Algebra; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change; Geometry and Measures; Probability; and Statistics.

Edexcel and OCR examination boards are used.

Course Name:

GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board:

OCR

Level: 2

 

Course Overview

Syllabus: OCR (9-1) Mathematics (from September 2015)

Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.

Foundation tier- Grades 5 to 1

Higher tier- Grades 9 to 4

Functional elements of mathematics are assessed through three examination papers, each 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration.  Of the three examination papers, two of the papers will be calculator papers.

This qualification in mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

The GCSE mathematics curriculum allows learners to:

  • Develop knowledge, skill and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, including; number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics, and probability
  • Use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts.
  • Be able to apply the functional elements of mathematics to solve problems in real-life situations
  • Acquire and use problem-solving strategies
  • Select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • Interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Assessment: 100% examination.

 

 

Course Name:

GCSE Statistics

Exam Board:

Edexcel

Level: 2

 

Course Overview

Syllabus: Edexcel Linear GCSE in Statistics
Assessed through two written papers

Learners will study topics as described in the appropriate level scheme of work.

Foundation tier- Grades 5 to 1

Higher tier- Grades 9 to 4

Overview of Examination assessment:

Pupils will take two written papers, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. Both papers will assess understanding of statistical methods and probability. Pupils will also be expected to analyse statistical tables, written evidence and diagrams.

 

The skills candidates learn will help them with their GCSE Mathematics. The course will also benefit candidates studying other subjects where data is used heavily, such as science, business and geography.

Assessment: 100% examination (paper 1 50%, paper 2 50%)

 

 

Useful links

http://www.mathswatch.co.uk/

http://www.mymaths.co.uk

http://www.corbettmaths.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

http://ww.mrbartonmaths.com/

http://ww.emaths.co.uk