Aspiration, Application, Achievement
Our aim within the Mathematics Faculty is to give pupils the knowledge, understanding and skills that they will need to have confidence when using Mathematics and to get the qualifications that they will need to follow the career of their choice. To support those who find Mathematics difficult and to extend those who may go on to study Mathematics at A Level.
Mrs A Watkins-Hughes (Head of Faculty)
Mrs N Davies (Second in Faculty)
Mrs K Brown
Mr N Hoskins (Numeracy coordinator)
Miss H Lorimar
Miss A Moss
At KS3, pupils are grouped by ability and study a rounded course in maths that develops their number skills, mental maths and problem solving. Numeracy and the application of maths to real-life situations is a big focus. Our priority is to build on the foundations of the skills that pupils will need in their futures.
Pupils start preparation for GCSE Maths in Y9; giving them as much time as possible to develop the skills they will need to be successful. We offer:
Mathematics is taught to all pupils in years 10 and 11. Pupils have already started work towards their Maths GCSE in Year 9 and will sit their exams during Year 11.
All pupils have the opportunity to achieve two Mathematics GCSE Qualifications – GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics – Numeracy.
GCSE Mathematics will build on and progress from the levels of Mathematics expected at the end of Key Stage 3 through the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Mathematics. GCSE Mathematics will extend to aspects of Mathematics needed for progression to scientific, technical or further mathematical study. Whilst GCSE Mathematics – Numeracy will assess the Mathematics that learners will need in their everyday lives, in the world of work, and in other general curriculum areas.
There are three tiers of entry for both GCSE Mathematics Qualifications.
Grades A* - C
Grades B - E
Grades D - G
* Learners can sit the different qualifications at different tiers.
For information on the After School Maths Club please click here