Mathematics

Meet The Team

Faculty Leader: Mrs N Sevellec sevellec.n@welearn365.com

Deputy Faculty Leader: Mrs G Radcliffe radcliffe.g@welearn365.com

The Team:

Introduction

Kingsbury Mathematics teachers develop mathematical minds that can solve problems and spot patterns with resilience and determination. We deliver lessons that promote challenge and deeper thinking pushing all our students to achieve as highly as possible and prepare them for the future. We strive to create learners who are enthusiastic about maths and engaged in their learning. We want students to have the desire to try unsolved problems and embrace the challenge as they do so.

Mathematics, the key to the sciences, the beauty behind the arts and the poetry of logical ideas.

Why it is important to study Maths

Studying maths helps us to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Analytical thinking refers to the ability to think critically about the world around us. Reasoning is the ability to think logically about a situation. These skills can be transferred to help us solve problems in everyday life. We teach students the basics of all mathematical concepts to allow them to go on and study for any career, every career uses maths in some way.

What do we study in Mathematics?

Year 7

Year 7 students will develop their mathematical skills in the following key areas:

  • Number
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Statistics and probability
  • Using and applying mathematics

They will be working towards completing their KS3 curriculum by the end of year 8 so that they can begin the GCSE specification in year 9.

Students have access to both the pixl maths app https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/ and the pixl times table app https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html . These can both be accessed as a downloadable app on mobiles and tablets or in the internet browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Students will be given a unique login for home learning and individual study.

Students are expected to come to lessons fully equipped, this includes pens, pencils, a rule and a scientific calculator (these can be purchased from the school library).

Students are assessed at the end of each module and cumulatively at the end of each term. In addition to this, classwork and home learning will be either teacher assessed, self-assessed or peer-assessed. The progress of students is monitored throughout the year and intervention is put in place where necessary.

Year 8

Students will continue to develop their mathematical skills in the following key areas:

  • Number
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Statistics and probability
  • Using and applying mathematics

They will complete their KS3 curriculum by the end of year 8 and will begin the GCSE specification in year 9.

Students have access to both the pixl maths app https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/ and the pixl timestable app https://timestable.pixl.org.uk/Timestables.html . These can both be accessed as a downloadable app on mobiles and tablets or in the internet browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Students will be given a unique login for home learning and individual study.

Students are expected to come to lessons fully equipped, this includes pens, pencils, a rule and a scientific calculator (these can be purchased from the school library). Students are assessed at the end of each module and cumulatively at the end of each term. In addition to this, classwork and home learning will be either teacher assessed, self-assessed or peer-assessed. The progress of students is monitored throughout the year and intervention is put in place where necessary.

Year 9, 10 and 11 Specification: Edexcel Mathematics GCSE (1MA1)

Students will follow the linear Edexcel mathematics GCSE course. In each year students will have four maths lessons per week, additional intervention and revision will take place where appropriate.

During their GCSE course, students will continue to develop their depth of knowledge and understanding in the following key areas:

  • Number
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Statistics and probability
  • Using and applying mathematics

Students are assessed at the end of each module and cumulatively at the end of each term. In addition to this, classwork and home learning will be either teacher assessed, self-assessed or peer-assessed. The progress of students is monitored throughout the year and intervention is put in place where necessary.

To support students in their study, they have access to the pixl maths app https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/ . This can both be accessed as a downloadable app on mobiles and tablets or in the internet browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Students will be given a unique login for home learning and individual study.

Students are examined over three papers in the summer of year 11, one paper is non-calculator and the other two are calculator papers, each paper is one hour and thirty minutes long. There are two tiers of entry, higher covers grades 9-3 and foundation covers grades 5-1.

Further information of the Edexcel linear GCSE course can be found at:-http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-a-2015.html

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