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Mathematics

 


 

GCSE MATHEMATICS

 

All pupils will study courses based on the National Curriculum for Mathematics and we aim for everyone to be entered for a GCSE Mathematics qualification.

Pupils will either be entered for the linear or unitised exam in Mathematics; usually at the end of their course (this will be summer 2016). 

The linear exam can either be sat at higher or foundation.  There are 2 examinations, one a non-calculator examination worth 40% of the marks and a calculator paper being worth 60%. The highest grade available on the foundation paper is a C grade, with the A* grade being the highest grade available on the higher paper.

The unitised course consists of three exams and pupils can take these at a variety of tiers for each module, this means pupils can achieve a grade B, even if they sit some units at foundation. 

It will be up to the class teacher to match the needs of the pupil to the level of the examination they will take in order maximise a pupil’s chances of getting the best grade possible. This will be decided as they progress through years 10 and 11.  The topics covered in both the linear and unitised courses are exactly the same; it is the method of examination that differs.

We also offer Entry Level Certificate for those pupils we think may struggle to achieve the minimum grade in order to ensure all pupils leave with some qualification in Mathematics. Some pupils will also have the opportunity to sit a Further Mathematics GCSE, which is a challenging course aimed at pupils expected to achieve an A or A* grade and who are thinking about taking Mathematics at college

As a department we aim to design a course that is best tailored to your child’s needs to give them the best qualification and maximise their knowledge, skills and understanding of Mathematics.

 



Mathematics at Key Stage 3 Year 7

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Number, algebra, geometry and statistics 

 

Assessments:

 

 Pupils will be assessed throughout the year using classwork, class tests and homework.  There will be exams in the summer term which will test knowledge and skills gained throughout the year.

 

Key dates:

 

Look out for exam dates in summer term

 

Revision resources

 

 Revision lists will be given closer to the exam.
 Mymaths.co.uk and Mathletics also provides revision for pupils.  See your teacher if you do not know your login for these sites.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

 Work hard in lessons, complete all your homework and ask your teacher if you need any help for the topics. Make sure you bring all your equipment to class including a scientific calculator.

 

Mathematics at Key Stage 3 Year 8

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Number, algebra, geometry and statistics 

 

Assessments:

 

Pupils will be assessed throughout the year using classwork, class tests and homework.  There will be exams in the summer term which will test knowledge and skills gained throughout the year.

 

Key dates:

 

 Look out for exam dates in summer

 

Revision resources

 

 Revision lists will be given closer to the exam.
 Mymaths.co.uk also provides revision for pupils.  See your teacher if you do not know your login for these sites.

 

Subject advice and guidance:

 

Work hard in lessons, complete all your homework and ask your teacher if you need any help for the topics. Make sure you bring all your equipment to class including a scientific calculator.

 

 

Mathematics at Key Stage 3 Year 9

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Number, algebra, geometry and statistics 

 

Assessments:

 

Pupils will be assessed by classwork, class tests and homework.  Pupils also had a half year test in January.  They will also be tested formally in classes towards the end of the year.

 

Key dates:

 

There will be a class test in the summer term.

 

Revision resources

 

 Revision lists will be given closer to the exam.
 Mymaths.co.uk also provides revision for pupils.  See your teacher if you do not know your login for these sites.

 

Subject advice and guidance:

 

Work hard in lessons, complete all your homework and ask your teacher if you need any help for the topics.  Revise key topics regularly as this will help you to improve.  Make sure you bring all your equipment to class including a scientific calculator.

 

 

 

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Moston by email v.moston@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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