Mathematics

Head of Department:  Miss S Head

Teacher of Maths:        Mr R Spinks (KS4 co-ordinator)

Teacher of Maths:        Mr D Edwards (KS3 co-ordinator)

Teacher of Maths:        Mr M Hinds (KS5 co-ordinator)

Teacher of Maths:        Miss M Desmond

Teacher of Maths:        Miss a Iacoviello

Teacher of Maths:        Miss Kouchak

Teacher of Maths:        Ms A Halas

 

Lessons in Mathematics are varied and include time for pupils to think about and discuss challenging problems, to develop their mental agility and speed, and to practise constructing mathematically correct and rigorous arguments. The Maths department teaches the full range of ability for pupils aged 11 to 18. It follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics and students sit the EdExcel GCSE and A Level Maths and Further Maths exams. The Maths department has introduced a 2 year KS3 to enable students more time to be spent on their GCSE Mathematics course. This has enabled us to review and rewrite our KS3 and KS4 schemes of work. The department is strongly in favour of grouping pupils predominantly according to their attainment and ability, and students study at a level relevant to them within the structures of the school’s timetable. In year 7 and 8, students use the Collins Maths Frameworking (3rd edition) and in year 9 to 11, students use the Collins EdExcel GCSE Student Book. It is recommended that students have a copy of the textbook at home for independent learning and exam preparation. Year 7-11 have 7 hours of Maths over a two-week timetable. Homework is set once a week as per the school HW timetable.

 

GCSE Maths Specification: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

 

A-Level Maths and Further Maths Specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html#tab-1

 

 

INTERVENTION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Highlight all interventions taking place across the 3 key stages and extra-curricular activities available for Year 7 – 13. Include photos of trips, visits and seminars attended by students.

 

At KS3 and KS4, after each assessment, students are set extra work by their class teachers on the areas of weakness highlighted in their test paper. Work is set on MyMaths or MathsWatch.

 

In Year 11, groups of students are invited after school to attend extra Maths lessons on Thursdays. Students are also offered extra lesson during the Easter holiday and May half term. The department also runs Saturday classes nearer to the GCSE exam. Year 12 and 13 students are invited to attend extra lessons after school if they are risk of underachieving in their exam.

 

Most able students across all key stages take part in the UKMT. Year 7 have a dropdown day in the first term to focus on problem solving activities.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

Provide links to useful subject specific websites for students at home with a brief outline of what they offer and how students can use these websites to consolidate and improve their understanding of the learning objectives in your subject.

 

http://justmaths.co.uk/2016/01/03/9-1-exam-questions-by-topic-both-tiers/

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://keshmaths.com/gcse-maths-takeaway-3/

http://mrbartonmaths.com/students/legacy-gcse/gcse-maths-takeaway.html

http://www.mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcsemathspapers-9-1.htm

http://bland.in/edexcel_9-1.html

https://vle.mathswatch.com/vle/

http://studymaths.co.uk/

http://www.themathsteacher.com/index.php

http://www.mygame.co.uk/Bubble-Shooter-Saga-online?target=india-hup-oxpegPcr&type=DOMAIN&keyword=

http://www.examsolutions.net/

https://www.sites.google.com/site/mathscasts/

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Address

 

Terling Road,

Wood Lane,

Dagenham

RM8 1JT

Phone

 

Tel: 0208 270 4242

Fax: 0208 595 4024

 

E-mail

 

office@allsaintsschool.co.uk

 

School hours

 

Monday to Friday

8.40am - 3.15pm