Mathematics


Mathematics

Faculty of Mathematics


Staff

Mrs F McGarvey - Head of Faculty

Mr A Jones –Asisstant Head of Faculty

Mr R Gallagher

Mr S Gupta

Miss L Jones

Ms H Killen

S Mardania

Mrs J Miller

Miss N Pavlovskis

Ethos

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. When pupils arrive in Year 7 they are assigned sets according to their ability and have the opportunity over the next five years to reach their mathematical potential. There is a clear programme of intervention targeting underachievement using an outstanding team of graduates with our Key Stage Three and Four Study Rooms.

Aims

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 further mathematical endeavours beyond high school

 


KS3 Curriculum 2017-2018


Year 7, 8 and 9

Pupils follow the National Curriculum. We set all our pupils according to mathematical ability. Pupils are set at the end of each half term based on current KS3 fine levels achieved over the ½ term. The curriculum covers the Mathematical areas of Number, Algebra, Shape and Handling Data.

After each short topic every pupil will be tested to check their progress and pupils will have clearly defined curricular targets to improve on anything that they find challenging. Then each half term all pupils will sit a summative assessment giving them a clear mark indicating where they are up to at the present time.

Homework is set both online and in books these are set at least once a week and additional homework is always available online.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2017-2018


Year 10 & Year 11

Pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Linear Maths Syllabus A Course. They study the Mathematical areas of Number, Algebra, Shape and Data at Foundation and Higher Level. Mathematical Areas

Pupils are set at the end of each half term based on current GCSE level achieved over the ½ term.

In Year 10 targeted pupils also follow the Edexcel GCSE Linear Statistics course.

Homework is set both online and in books these are set at least once a week and additional homework is always available online on the mymaths website using the booster packs.

Other useful links:

Pixl App

mymaths.co.uk

bbc bitesize

tutpup

Assessment:

GCSE MATHS - Two external examinations at the end of Yr 11 each worth 50% of the total marks.

GCSE STATISTICS - One external examination worth 75% of the total marks and one controlled assessment worth 25% of the total marks.