Mathematics

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader Mrs M Ballantyne  
Asst Curriculum Leader Dr B Brown
Mrs J Elkins
 
Subject Teachers

Mr A Bedell
Miss T La
Mr C Sloggett
Mrs K Weston

Mrs S Reeves
Mr B Phillips
Miss M Hamilton

Higher Level Teaching Asst Mrs J Young  
SLT Line Manager Mrs C Preissner  

Mathematics – Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students have eight lessons each fortnight and are taught in sets based on the ability of the student. In Year 7 the year group is split in half with one higher set, two middle sets and one lower set per half. In Year 8 students are taught in more refined sets and in Year 9 they taught in five sets and the most able students are put into accelerated classes which study higher level resources including the GCSE.
The main programmes of work in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised as follows with further details contained in schemes of work:

Year 7

  • Negative numbers
  • Solving equations
  • Probability
  • Constructions
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages

Download Schemes of Work – Year 7

 

Year 8

  • Bearings
  • Scatter diagrams
  • Area, volume and surface area
  • Ratio
  • Graphs

Download Schemes of Work – Year 8

 

Year 9

Year 9 topics will be dependent on the set the students are in.

Download Schemes of Work – Year 9

Gifted and talented students are invited to attend various after school Maths clubs and there is a ‘Double Quick’ games club run for all students every Thursday.
Additional resources can also be found at the following links:

Mathematics Key Stage 4

Course Outline

GCSE Mathematics is a core subject and is studied by all students. As a Mathematics and Computing Specialist College our students benefit from an expert team of maths teachers, including an Advanced Skills Teacher and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
Topics are taught using a range of appropriate and stimulating resources. Targeted funding has allowed us to include an extra set in each half of the year group, thus reducing class sizes in years 9, 10 and 11. Students are taught in five ability sets and our regular assessments allowing us to track their progress and change their set where appropriate.
Please refer to the ‘Key Stage 4 Courses Booklet‘ for further details.

Mathematics Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of Mathematics, Further Mathematics at both AS and A2 levels. We also offer Use of Mathematics, which is a one-year AS course.
Please refer to the ‘Sixth Form Prospectus‘ for further details.