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Mathematics Department

KS4 GCSE/BTEC Equivalent


Course Outline

The course encourages pupils to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics, and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. It is also intended to provide them with a strong mathematical foundation to enable them to go on to study mathematics at a higher level post-16. There are a range of tools to support the learning of maths in school and at home. Doddle is a tool that enables independent learning and tracks each pupil’s development in Maths.


Assessment and Feedback

Mathematics includes the following key elements: NUMBERS; ALGEBRA; RATIO & PROPORTIONS; GEOMETRY & MEASURES; PROBABILITY and STATISTICS. Pupils will study Numbers and Measures in the autumn term, as Numbers is the foundation of Maths, thus critical to understanding other aspects of the subject.

Prioritising NUMBERS is also important as the pupils will be attempting their first public exam, ‘Award in Number and Measure’, in January 2020. Year 10 pupils will follow this up with an Award in Algebra in June 2020, and Year 11 pupils’ will take their GCSE public exams in June 2020.

Pupils take a baseline test upon joining. This serves to highlight their strengths and weaknesses in Maths, and indicates were teaching should focus on. Pupils take part in weekly knowledge challenges, showcasing their knowledge by resolving questions. This will be specifically based on the topic they studied that week.

Pupils will also be given half termly tests and termly exam papers based on topics covered for that term. A database has been setup to capture pupils’ progress and this will be shared with them on a weekly basis. Pupils also get to input directly their own level of confidence in any topic they attempt. This is done before and after each topic is taught. Historical evidence shows that pupils engage better with difficult tasks when they are aware it was their input the resulted in them being given that task to do.





Links to online resources


www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - select GCSE - select MATHS

www.activemaths.co.uk or www.funmaths.co.uk