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Mrs L. Ayna (Head of Department)
Mr N. Halligan
Miss A. St. George
Mr D. Watson
Mrs S. McCoy
Mrs E. Doyle
Miss M. McKeown
Miss M. Hughes
Miss C. Curran Key Stage 3

Students cover the full Key Stage curriculum covering Number, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Algebra and Measures.

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

GCSE Mathematics

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.

GCSE Further Mathematics

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%

Entry Level Numeracy

This CCEA awarded qualification is studied in Year 11 by those students who will progress to study Application of Number the following year. Assessment is by means of interviews and a completed booklet of numeracy activities.

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
External written examination - 1 hour 45 mins
60% of     AS
24% of     A level

AS 2: Applied Mathematics
External written examination - 1 hour 15 mins
40% of     AS
16% of A level

A2 1: Pure Mathematics
External written examination - 2 hours 30    mins
36% of     A level

A2 2: Applied Mathematics
External written examination - 1 hour 30 mins
24% of     A level