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Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the core subjects and contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ ability to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically and geometrically; to solve problems and handle data.

Mathematics is taught because:

The aims of the Mathematics Department are:

Examinati

KEY STAGE 3 

In Year 8 a system of setting is used to allocate pupils to Mathematics classes. Results from Tracking Tests are used to identify pupils whose progress would merit moving to a higher class.

In Years 9 and 10 classes follow 2 schemes of work according to their ability level. Those pupils following Scheme A will begin to experience some of the Mathematical concepts and topics needed at GCSE level.

GCSE

In Year 11 and 12 GCSE Maths is taught to the majority of pupils and the full range of grades are available to pupils. Those unable to attain a grade at GCSE will follow a suitable examination (Entry Level). 

GCSE Further Maths is available as an option choice for those pupils studying Higher Tier Maths who are considering studying ‘A’ Level Maths in Sixth year.

A LEVEL

AS and A2 courses are available for those students who have performed particularly well at GCSE Level. Ideally a grade B or better at GCSE is recommended and completion of the GCSE Further Maths course is desirable.

Resources

GCSE Maths Revision Videos

 

Mr D McNabb

Head of Department

Mrs J Magee

Assistant Vice Principal

Mrs G McDermott   

 

Mr A Carleton

 

Mrs E Sharpe

 

Ms M Naughton