Mathematics

Welcome to Mathematics 2017-2018

We are a large department, committed to ensuring students have a deep understanding of numeracy and mathematical concepts, through the development of ‘mastery’ over five years. This ensures not only that students have the confidence to tackle increasing complex mathematical problems, but also the mental mathematics skills needed to serve them well in the world of work and at home too.

Staff

Mr Paul Upex, Head of Mathematics
Mr Rob Collins, Second in Mathematics
Ms Jo Ferris, Associate Vice Principal
Mr Nigel Porteous, Associate Assistant Principal
Mr Mark Ing, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Sophie Joyce, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Louise Clewlow, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Julie Fish, Teacher of Mathematics

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com

Key Stage 3

The maths course at Key Stage 3 builds on the mastery of key number and geometry concepts studied in primary school and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE maths course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and Year 8 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in number and geometry and extend this further into algebra and statistics. The scheme of work promotes a depth and breadth of understanding around each theme to ensure a fluent foundation is built and students’ deep understanding enables them to apply their skills and communicate their knowledge across a range of contexts and problems.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr Upex, Head of Department

Key Stage 4

GCSE Mathematics

The maths course at Key Stage 4 builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired at Key Stage 3. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics* (9-1) is assessed in the following way: 100% Examination

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Upex, Head of Department

Edexcel GCSE Statistics (A*-G Examination June 2017, 9-1 Examination June 2018)

The GCSE Statistics course at Key Stage 4 covers the whole range of statistical techniques for collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data from a variety of contexts and also in depth understanding of Probability. Teaching for understanding is promoted throughout to enable students to apply their learning to a range of problems in both familiar and non-routine contexts and to be able to model real life scenarios.

Edexcel GCSE Statistics (A*-G) is assessed in the following way: Controlled Assessment 25% Examination 27%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr Collins , 2i/c Mathematics

Results 2017

GCSE Maths – Edexcel Linear 1MAO
4+ = 90%
5+ = 83%
Average Progress in maths +1.08

You can find more details of the course by following the link below: Edexcel Maths

Additional Enrichments

Year 11 GCSE Revision groups – Thursdays 2.30-3.30pm
Mr Porteous (Room 109) – Higher grades 7/8/9
Mr Ing (Room 113) – Higher grades 6/7/8
Mr Upex (Room 110) – Higher grades 5/6/7
Miss Ferris (Room 111) – Foundation grades 4/5
Mrs Fish (Room 112) – Foundation grades 3/4/5

Year 7 and 8 Maths Club – Monday 2.30-3.30pm with Mrs Joyce (Room 114)

Downloadable Guidance

Hegarty Maths

Homework is now set regularly using ‘Hegarty Maths’, which is a fantastic online resource. Students and parents can track progress in all topic areas, and access online lessons too when stuck or needing a refresher. All students have their own account on the website, which they must use when they are completing their homework.

If there are any issues with accessing the website, please see Mr Upex or your class teacher to reset your password.

Struggling to get Hegarty Maths to work on your iPhone, iPad or Tablet? Try using Google Chrome as your preferred browser.

Click here for link to Hegarty Maths

Contacts

Mr Paul Upex, Head of Mathematics
Mr Rob Collins, Second in Mathematics
Ms Jo Ferris, Associate Vice Principal
Mr Nigel Porteous, Associate Assistant Principal
Mr Mark Ing, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Sophie Joyce, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Louise Clewlow, Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Julie Fish, Teacher of Mathematics

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com

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