Maths

Head of Department: Mr N Rehman – n.rehmanscs@stcleres.coop
2nd in Department: Miss R Wickes (Year 10) – r.wickes.scs@stcleres.coop
                                          Miss L Woodcock (Year 9)  – l.woodcock.scs@stcleres.coop
                                          Miss M Sholaja (Year 7 and 8)  – m.sholaja.scs@stcleres.coop

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society for its use in the workplace, business, finance and for personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of Mathematics is international, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for it's own sake.

Year 11 Course Title: GCSE Mathematics 9-1

Exam Board & Code: Edexcel 1MA1  Full GCSE Course Specification (PDF)

Assessment:

Paper 1: 33.3% (80 marks) - 1 hour 30 minutes 
Paper 2: 33.3% (80 marks) - 1 hour 30 minutes 
Paper 3: 33.3% (80 marks) - 1 hour 30 minutes 

There is NO controlled assessment or coursework

GCSE Course Study Breakdown (Key Stage 4)

St Clere's Maths Mastery approach

In a mastery approach, topics are covered for a longer time than in a traditional approach, with every student expected to reach a certain level (i.e. to ‘master the curriculum’) before the class progresses on to the next topic. This means that all students get full access to the curriculum. Those who grasp a topic quickly do not move on to a new topic, ahead of their peers; instead they tackle problems where they apply their skills to unfamiliar contexts and across other areas of mathematics, helping them to see the links between them and building a breadth and depth of understanding. Those who are not so quick to grasp a topic have the opportunity to consolidate their understanding before the class progresses to the next topic. A mastery approach also places greater emphasis on students’ problem-solving skills. 

Students study from the following text books:
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics: Student Book (Higher) - ISBN 1447980204
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics: Student Book (Lower) - ISBN 1447980190

Year 9 - Students cover Chapters 1-6

Foundation: number; Algebra; graphs; fractions and percentages equations; angles
Higher: number; Algebra; interpreting and representing data; angles and trigonometry; graphs

Year 10 - Students cover Chapters 7-14 

Foundation: averages and range; perimeter; area and volume; graphs; transformations; ratio and proportion; right-angled triangles; probability; multiplicative reasoning
Higher: area and volume; transformations and constructions; equations and inequalities; probability; multiplicative reasoning; similarity and congruence; advance trigonometry; advance statistics

Year 11 - Students cover Chapters 15-19

Foundation: quadratic equations and graphs, perimeter area and volume 2, fractions, indices and standard form, congruence, similarity and vectors, advance algebra
Higher: equations and graphs, circle theorems, advance algebra, vectors and geometric proof, proportion and graphs

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Year 7

Term 1:
Analysing and displaying data; number skills; equations; functions and formulae; fractions
Term 2:
Decimals; equations; multiplicative reasoning
Term 3:
Perimeter, area and volume; sequences and graphs; finance problems

Year 8

Term 1:
Number; area and volume; statistics, graphs and charts; expressions and equations
Term 2:
Real-life graphs; decimals and ratio; lines and angles
Term 3:
Calculating with fractions; straight line graphs; percentages, decimals and fractions

Other Teachers of Maths

Mr G Byles – g.byles.scs@stcleres.coop
Miss N Denniss – n.denniss.scs@stcleres.coop
Mr M Kowlessur – m.kowlessur.scs@stcleres.coop
Mr D LeRoux – d.leroux.scs@stcleres.coop
Mr Losik – p.losik.scs@stcleres.coop
Mrs A Pavitt – a.pavitt.scs@stcleres.coop
Mr Rainer – g.rainer.scs@stcleres.coop
Miss J Rhoden: j.rhoden.scs@stcleres.coop
Mr J Solis – j.solis.scs@stcleres.coop
Ms L Surani – l.surani.scs@stcleres.coop
Mrs B Thompson – b.thompson.scs@stcleres.coop
Mrs J Yeomans – j.yeomans.scs@stcleres.coop