A warm welcome from the Mathematics Department:
Ms Amina Ahmed – Subject Leader of Mathematics & A Level Maths Teacher
Mr Peter Brown – Second in Department & A Level Further Maths Teacher
Mr Ryan Edwards – Lead practitioner in Mathematics & A Level Maths Teacher
Mr Alex Large – Head of Boarding & A Level Further Maths Teacher
Mr Mark Malhan - KS3 Leader of Mathematics & GCSE Examiner
Mr Phanuel Masunga – Teacher of Mathematics & A Level Maths Examiner
Mrs Sarah Large – Boarding staff & A Level Maths Teacher
Mr Ashok Kumar – Teacher of Mathematics
Students are taught in mixed attainment groups in Key Stage 3, where students will develop their understanding of Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry, Probability and Statistics. All students are exposed to mathematical tasks that excite, stretch and enable them to progress at their own pace.
Students will also be encouraged to take advantage of the KS3 Revision Hub which includes revision material, useful revision link, enrichment activities and much more to enhance their independent revision.
Students then progress to 'sets' in Key Stage 4 where each set follows a tailored stage of learning. This builds on their knowledge acquired from Key Stage 3 and develops problem-solving and reasoning skills in these core areas of Mathematics. For our most able mathematicians, we offer a Free Standing Maths Qualification (FSMQ) Additional Mathematics qualification. This course provides candidates with an introduction to the mathematics studied post–16, including AS and A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
In Year 11, students will complete the curriculum and prepare for their GCSE examination through past papers and areas of development identified from their mock examinations. Throughout the year students will be supported and guided by their teachers to ensure they are fully prepared and have the best possible opportunities to fulfil their potential.
Students will also be encouraged to take advantage of the KS4 Revision Hub which includes revision material, past papers, useful revision links and much more to enhance their independent revision.
How will students be assessed for GCSE Mathematics?
Examination board: Edexcel
Students will be assessed by completing three written papers:
Paper 1 – Non Calculator (1 hour 30mins)
Paper 2 – Calculator (1 hour 30mins)
Paper 3 – Calculator (1 hour 30mins)
Each paper has a total of 80 marks
KS3 Revision Hub:: KS3 Revision Hub - Home (sharepoint.com)
KS4 Revision Hub: KS4 Revision Hub Site - Home (sharepoint.com)
Edexcel Mathematics specification: Edexcel GCSE and GCE 2014 (pearson.com)