Teachers

Maths

Mr L Wood

Head of Mathematics
Maths

Miss R Wesson

Lead Practitioner & Teacher
Maths

Mrs J Hoolahan

KS4 Lead & Teacher
Maths

Ms K Marsden-Broad

KS3 Lead & Teacher
Maths

Mrs Finden

Teacher of Mathematics
Maths

Miss L Evans

Teacher of Mathematics
Maths

Mr M Davey

Teacher of Mathematics
Maths

Mrs R Webb

Teacher of Mathematics
Maths

Mrs L Pearce

Teacher of Mathematics
Maths

Mrs S Ingram

HLTA – Mathematics

Description

Introduction

The department seeks to achieve high standards in the teaching and learning of mathematics, bringing the best out of all our students, irrespective of their ability and giving them the confidence to use the mathematical skills that they have acquired.

It is our purpose in teaching mathematics, to provide:

  • courses which are properly differentiated, encouraging confidence, enjoyment and challenge to all students in the learning of mathematics;
  • to give students the opportunity and confidence to use mathematics to solve problems, both within mathematics itself, in their other school studies and more generally;
  • to encourage a view of mathematics as a way of thinking and as a language for communicating ideas and to develop effective ways of visualising and thinking more generally.

KS3 Overview

  • Setting: Groups are by ability with opportunities to move at stages through the year
  • Number of lessons: 8 hours per fortnight.
  • Content: At Key Stage 3 all students follow the National Curriculum and the National Numeracy Strategy Framework for mathematics.

Through the mathematics content, pupils will be taught to develop fluency, reason mathematically and solve problems. These will be broken down into the following:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Geometry and measure
  4. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics

In addition to the content above, through the learning of mathematics we will aim to develop student thinking and problem solving skills. The summer term is largely used to consolidate and extend the learning objectives of the year.

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Maths KS3 Overview

KS4 Overview

Year 9 – Year 11

  • Setting: Groups are by ability with opportunities to move at stages through the year
  • Number of lessons: Year 9 :8 hours per fortnight
  • Year 10: 9 hours per fortnight
  • Year 11: 9 hours per fortnight
  • Content: At Key Stage 4 pupils study towards the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics (1MA1)

Content will be broken down into the following areas of study

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Geometry and measure
  4. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  5. Probability and Statistics

Aims of studying towards this qualification:

  • This qualification in Mathematics encourages students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. This qualification prepares students to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, further learning opportunities and career choices.

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Maths KS4 Overview

Revision Guides

  • Maths – Edexcel Revision guide 1-9; MathsWatch is the best. All students are given MathsWatch logins.

Useful Websites

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Career Opportunities

Careers with mathematics require the following skills:

  • analytical skills
  • a logical mind
  • problem-solving skills
  • computing skills

There are a large amount of careers that involve the use of mathematics and an interest in figures. Some examples are:

  • Accountancy – recording and analysing financial information for individuals, companies, public sector organisations etc
  • Administrative work with figures – in all organisations, ranging from local authorities to manufacturing industries – perhaps working in payroll or accounts
  • Architecture – combines a flair for design with mathematical skills
  • Computing – perhaps working in software development or systems analysis
  • Financial advice work – advising people about their personal finances
  • Financial services – banking, building society work, insurance and pensions
  • Logistics – working out the most efficient way to move goods and people around
  • Management and administration – will almost certainly include some financial or statistical work
  • Marketing and market research – making sure your organisation is providing the goods and services that customers want, and promoting them effectively; market research often involves quantitative research
  • Murchasing – buying goods or raw materials for an organisation, at the best possible price
  • Quantity surveying – working out costs for major building projects
  • Stock and commodity market work – investing in commodities and stocks and shares
  • Medical and healthcare work – many jobs in these areas require an ability with clinical measurements, interpreting figures etc