What will your child be learning?

  • Term 1 – Number and Probability
  • Term 2 – Algebra
  • Term 3 – Geometry, Measures and Ratio
  • Term 4 – Geometry and Measures
  • Term 5 – Algebra
  • Term 6 – Ratio and Proportion

 

How will your child be assessed?

  • There are three formal assessments a year.
  • These are at the end of Term 2, Term 4 and Term 6.
  • In term 6 there will be the final end of year exam.
  • To prepare, students need to ensure they understand the content, read through their notes covered in the term and use the mymaths website to help.

 

How you can help your child?

  • Using money, discuss prices in shops and calculating change.
  • Playing games or puzzles to help the logic skills.
  • Games involving adding and multiplying.
  • Checking your child understands all multiplication tables.
  • Using mymaths.co.uk
  • Ensuring your child is equipped with a full maths set and calculator.

 

How will homework be organized?

  • Home learning will take place either as a paper based homework or on the mymaths website.
  • These will be set regularly and marked.
  • To help home learning please show your child how you would solve a problem.
  • Your child can ask the teacher for help.
  • The maths department runs a maths club every Wednesday lunchtime and an hour after school to support extra learning.

Exam Board:  AQA

Qualification:  Mathematics 

What are the main topics I will study for the qualification?

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi

During your study of GCSE mathematics, you will explore seven broad areas:  number, algebra, graphs, ratio (including proportion and rates of change), geometry and measures, Pythagoras and trigonometry, probability and statistics.  You will complete exercises on these skills and then practice applying these to real life problems.

You will need a full maths kit and calculator for every lesson.

 

How will I be assessed in the subject?

During your study of GCSE maths, you will be assessed roughly every two weeks with a green sheet review in class.  This will cover the topic you have most recently been studying.

Then, every term, you will have a one lesson paper test covering all the topics you have studied that term.  After you have completed this test, your teacher will mark it, give you full feedback and a current working grade.  You will then be asked to go through this yourself to ensure you understand where you have gone wrong and how to improve.  You are also likely to be given extra mymaths activities to practice any of the topics you were not able to answer correctly.

At the end of Term 6, you will have a formal end of year test done in the hall.  This will cover calculator and non calculator papers and in Years 9 and 10 will be the full GCSE mock which is one non-calculator paper and two calculator papers (each one and a half hours long).   In Year 8, you will sit one paper lasting 1 hour.

In Year 11, you will complete at least three full mocks throughout the year.  Each mock will consist of all three papers (one non-calculator and two calculator papers).

 

What do current students say about the course?

“But Maths is much more than just a mandatory subject; the career possibilities can be endless.”

“Lessons are fun, fast paced, difficult but rewarding.”

“Maths is in everything, science, money, sport, the weather, everywhere!”

 

Am I suited to Maths?

Maths is a core subject at school which we must all study at least up to GCSE level.  Most sixth forms, colleges, universities and employers will want you to have a grade 5 in maths at GCSE.  GCSE is an exciting subject which supports the sciences, geography, music, social sciences (e.g. psychology) and sports science.

 

Exam Board: AQA

Qualification: GCSE Maths

What are the main topics I will study for the qualification?

“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi

During your study of GCSE mathematics you will explore seven broad areas: number, algebra graphs, ratio (including proportion and rates of change), geometry and measures, Pythagoras and trigonometry, probability and statistics. You will complete exercises on these skills and then practice applying these to real life problems.

You will need a full maths kit and calculator for every lesson.

How will I be assessed in the subject?

During your study of GCSE maths you will be assessed roughly every two weeks with a green sheet  review in class. This will cover the topic you have most recently been studying.

Then every term you will have a one lesson paper test covering all the topics you have studied this term. After you have completed this test, your teacher will mark it, give you full feedback and a current working grade. You will then be asked to go through this yourself to ensure you understand where you have gone wrong and how to improve. You are also likely to be given extra mymaths activities to practice any of the topics you were not able to answer correctly.

At the end of term 6 you will have a formal end of year test done in the hall. This will cover calculator and non calculator papers and in years 9 and 10 will be the full GCSE mock which is one non-calculator paper and two calculator papers (each one and a half hours long). In year 8 you will sit one paper 1 hour paper.

In year 11 you will complete at least three full mocks throughout the year. Each mock will consist of all three papers (one non-calculator and two calculator papers).

Am I suited to this qualification?

Maths is a core subject at school which we must all study all least up to GCSE level. Most sixth forms, colleges, universities and employers will want you to have a grade 5 in maths at GCSE. GCSE is an exciting subject which supports the sciences, geography, music, social sciences (e.g. psychology) and sports science.

What do current students say about the course?

“But Maths is much more than just a mandatory subject; the career possibilities can be endless.”

“Lessons are fun, fast paced, difficult but rewarding.”

“Maths is in everything, science, money, sport, the weather, everywhere!”