Faculty of Mathematics
Mr J Davies - Head of Faculty
Miss N Pavlovskis – Second in Faculty
Mrs R Mohammad – Head of Statistics
Miss L Jones
Mrs F McGarvey
Mr R Gallagher
Mr D James
Ms H Killen
Mr S Mardania
Mathematics is the alphabet in which God has written the universe - Galileo
As a core subject, pupils at St. Peter's have a positive and rewarding experience of Mathematics from a specialist team of teachers.
. We believe all pupils, regardless of prior attainment, should have access to the same rich curriculum, and as such when pupils arrive in Year 7 they begin their KS3 mastery curriculum in mixed attainment classes as experienced in Primary School. This fully prepares them for KS4 GCSE studies so that they can reach their mathematical potential. Additionally, there is a clear programme of intervention targeting underachievement using an outstanding team of graduates via our Key Stage Three and Four Study Rooms.
We aim to ensure:
- that every opportunity is given for each pupil to fulfil their mathematical potential and obtain the highest GCSE grade possible at the end of year 11
- that all St Peter's pupils are fully prepared for the mathematical endeavours beyond high school that they will require for their chosen career pathways
KS3 Curriculum 2019-2020
Year 7 & 8
Pupils follow the National Curriculum, using a mastery approach. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. The curriculum covers the Mathematical areas of Number, Algebra, Shape, Ratio and Proportion, and Handling Data.
After each short topic, every pupil will be tested to check their progress. Clearly defined curricular targets will be set for each individual to develop identified areas for improvement. A termly summative assessment will provide pupils with a clear indicator of their current progress in relation to their starting point.
Homework is set both online and in books. These are set at least once a week and additional independent study which is highly recommended is always available online.
KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020
Year 9, 10 & 11
Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Linear Maths Syllabus A Course. They study the Mathematical areas of Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Shape and Data at either Foundation or Higher Level based upon their end of KS3 attainment.
Pupils are re-set at the end of each term based on progress over the term.
Homework is set both online and in books; at least once a week through the Eedi app which helps diagnose misconceptions and inform teachers for their planning to accelerate progress. Additional homework is always available online using some of the useful links below:
On Maths (practice papers)
GCSE MATHS - Three external examinations at the end of Yr11 each worth 33.3% of the total marks.
GCSE STATISTICS - Two external examinations each worth 50% of the total marks.