- Departments - Maths

Members of Department

Mrs L. Ayna (Head of Department)

Mrs M. Coyle

Mr N. Halligan

Miss N Kelly

Miss A. Kilpatrick

Mr D. Watson

Key Stage 3

At KS3 all students follow the same curriculum with lessons appropriately differentiated.

Students cover the full Key Stage 3 curriculum covering Number, Shape and Space,

Data Handling, Algebra and Measures. Lessons are varied and feature activities, problem solving tasks and small group work. Regular assessments occur throughout the year with one formal examination taken towards the end of the school year

Year 8

Place value

The four operations

Order of operations

Perimeter, area and Volume

Working with data

Coordinates and graphs

Angles and 2D Shape

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Factors, multiples and primes

Introduction to algebra

Sequences

Year 9

Number properties

Directed Number

Rounding and estimation

Statistics

Transformations

Algebraic manipulation

Calculations with fractions and percentages

Probability

3D shape, Surface area and volume

Solving equations

Ratio

Angles

Compound measures

Year 10

Number

Algebraic manipulation

Perimeter, area and volume

Fractions

Percentages

Financial Capability

Compound measures

Averages

Statistical diagrams

Coordinate geometry

Shape

Measurement

Key Stage 4

Maths

Exam board: CCEA

GCSE Mathematics students will sit either Higher or Foundation Mathematics. There are four possible combinations that a pupil may take, sitting one module at the end of year 11 and the second module at the end of year 12 (except for the students selected by the Mathematics Department to study the accelerated programme).

Year 11 Unit M1 to M4

External written examination with calculator - 1 hour 45 to 2 hours - 45%

Year 12 Unit M6 to M8

External written examination - 2 papers

1 calculator

1 non-calculator - 2 hours to 2 hours 30minutes - 55%

Note 1: Accelerated Program students will study GCSE in Year 11 completing all modules in 1 year and then complete the GCSE Further Mathematics qualification in Year 12.

Note 2: A small number of students may be entered for all alternative qualification OCN Essential Skills Application of Number level 1.

Further Mathematics at GCSE

Exam board: CCEA

Students studying this qualification will complete 3 units in Year 12.

Unit 1: Pure Mathematics

External written examination - 2 hours - 50%

Unit 2: Mechanics

External written examination - 1 hour - 25%

Unit 3: Statistics

External written examination - 1 hour - 25%

Post-16

The syllabus taught for AS and A2 level is the CCEA modular scheme. It is comprised of 3 modules for AS level and a further 3 for A-Level. The modules have equal weighting.

Exam board: CCEA

AS 1: Pure Mathematics

Key Stage 5

Exam board: CCEA

AS 1: Pure Mathematics

External written examination - 1 hour 45 mins

Students answer all questions

60% of AS

24% of A level

AS 2: Applied Mathematics

External written examination - 1 hour 15 mins

Students answer all questions.

40% of AS

16% of A level

A2 1: Pure Mathematics

External written examination - 2 hours 30 mins

Students answer all questions.

36% of A level

A2 2: Applied Mathematics

External written examination - 1 hour 30 mins

Students answer all questions.

24% of A level

Students answer all questions

60% of AS

24% of A level

AS 2: Applied Mathematics

External written examination - 1 hour 15 mins

Students answer all questions.

40% of AS

16% of A level

A2 1: Pure Mathematics

External written examination - 2 hours 30 mins

Students answer all questions.

36% of A level

A2 2: Applied Mathematics

External written examination - 1 hour 30 mins

Students answer all questions.

24% of A level

Any other information:

KS3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zqhs34j

https://www.drfrostmaths.com/ Students will be given login details by class teachers

KS4

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z38pycw

https://www.drfrostmaths.com/ Students will be given login details by class teachers