Mathematics

Lead Assistant Headteacher for

 STEM/Head of Maths:  Mr K. Imrith

Assistant Headteacher:  Mr G. Elder

Year 8/Numeracy coordinator:  Mr J. McLeod

KS4 Maths coordinator:  Mr R. Spinks

KS5 coordinator:  Mr M. Hinds

Vulnerable cohort intervention:  Mr D. Edwards

 Teacher of Maths:  Miss M. Desmond (HOY 7)

 Teacher of Maths:  Mr R. Pandya

 Teacher of Maths:  Miss S. Head

Teacher of Maths:   Mr J. Lake

Teacher of Maths:   Mrs K. Lukhman.

 

Mathematics is essential for everyday life and understanding our world. It is also essential to science, technology and engineering, and the advances in these fields on which our economic future depends. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible mathematics education. They need to understand the mathematics they learn so they can be creative in solving problems, as well as being confident and fluent in developing and using the mathematical skills so valued in the world of industry and higher education.

 

The department aims to produce pupils who enjoy Maths and have confidence in their own abilities. To achieve this aim, the department uses many strategies to deepen and improve pupils’ understanding of mathematics. Programmes of studies involve lots of practise to secure fluency and many opportunities to apply problem solving skills and reasoning.

 

 

CURRICULUM

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

 

 

Homework is set once a week as per the school HW timetable.

GCSE Maths Specification

A-Level Maths and Further Maths Specification

 

 

INTERVENTION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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

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/

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