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Park High School

Park High School

Mathematics

 Welcome to the Mathematics Department

"Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country."  - David Hilbert

Head of Department:

Mrs Bayar

e-mail: M.Bayar@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Determination to succeed brings great GCSE (9-1) Maths results

Members of the Department:

Mrs Bayar

Mrs Prakash

Miss Halai

Miss Caulfield

Ms Chaudhry

Mrs Dassanayake

Mr Fehmi

Mr Galgal

Mrs Jeshani

Mrs Kapur

Mr Khalil

Mr Lumley

Mr Mukarram

Miss Spyrou

Ms Woodun

Mathematics is important in everyday life and we all use it daily. Your child will find that many jobs require an understanding of mathematical concepts and college places depend on good results. Most subjects use ideas encountered in Mathematics. It is a core subject and it is therefore compulsory and is studied up to the school leaving age of 16. Studying Mathematics will allow your child to develop Problem solving, Logical reasoning and the ability to think in abstract ways.

Typically Mathematics lessons involve project-based tasks with group investigational activates, whiteboards, peer teaching and mathematical puzzles. We find that students enjoy their mathematics and become more confident once they have more freedom to pursue and explore the subject.

Don’t forget to make sure your child is properly equipped for Mathematics, they should have a ruler, protractor, pair of compasses, calculator, black pen, blue pen, green pen, pencil and their maths books for every lesson. Equipment packs and calculators are available to purchase from the Mathematics Department.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 

Mathematics in years 7 and 8 is taught in mixed ability groups. They will have 4 lessons a week. Typically, students will experience a variety of lessons across the year, which consists of puzzles, activities, problem solving, investigations and project based learning.

They will also be building upon this learning by using and applying the Mathematical skills they have learnt, in solving contextual problems.

Autumn Spring Summer

Algebra - Sequences

Algebra – Expressions, graphs

Algebra - Equations

Number – Calculations, types of numbers, fractions

Number - Decimals

Number - Percentages

Geometry – Angles, constructions

Geometry – 2D & 3D shapes, transformations

Statistics – Averages, charts and graphs

Probability

   

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Frogs Investigation, the Bedroom Project, and the Planning a Holiday project.

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision (www.mymaths.co.uk, www.emaths.co.uk) should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 8 

Year 8 overview

Autumn Spring Summer

Algebra - Expressions, expanding, factorising, sequences

Algebra – Equations, functions

Algebra – Straight line graphs, real life graphs, index notation

Number – Calculations, number properties, negatives, decimals, accuracy

Number - Fractions, percentages

Number – Percentages

Geometry – Area and perimeter, angles, constructions

Ratio and Proportion

Statistics – Statistical diagrams, statistical measures, data

Statistics – Statistical diagrams

Geometry – Units, volume, angles, construction, loci

Probability

   

Geometry – Properties of shape, nets and surface area

Across the academic year, students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to a variety of tasks such as the Hurdles Investigation, the Cake Shop Project, and the Statistics project.

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis. Typically, this will take the form of MyMaths. It may also consist of any project based learning or investigative work to supplement class work.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision (www.mymaths.co.uk, www.emaths.co.uk) should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Key Stage 4

During KS4 students are taught in two bands each consisting of sets 1 to 3 and two mixed ability groups. Mixed ability groups are smaller groups allowing for bespoke support and differentiated teaching. Assessment and scheme of learning are at a level appropriate for each ability group where students are prepared for Higher and Foundation tier.

In the Summer Term, Year 9 and Year 10 students sit a formal internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Year 11 students will sit a formal internal mock exam in November and will sit an external GCSE Mathematics exam using Edexcel Exam board.

The Schemes of Learning are organised in six strands which comprises of Numbers and Number System, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape Space and Measures, Statistics and Probability, Using and applying Mathematics for problem solving.

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly on MyMaths. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision is uploaded on Canvas to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

Powers and Roots

Fractions, Decimal & Percentages

Using Percentages (compound interest)

Using Percentages

Ratio & Proportion

Using ratio (direct/inverse proportion)

Probability

Fractions

Sequences (recognising quadratic and geometric sequences)

Averages from a table

Area

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Expressions, Formulae & Equations 

Multiples, Factors & Primes

Trigonometry

Equations

Collecting and Interpreting data

Indices

Constructions

Symmetry, Shapes and Angles

Inequalities

Transformations

Solids

Data (Averages & Times Series)

Straight Line Graphs

Navigation and Travel

Linear Equations

Venn diagrams and probability

Metric and Imperial Units

Circles & Related Shapes in terms of Pi

Scatter Graphs

Reading Scales

Line Graphs and Gradients

Sequences

   

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 10
 

The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 11
 

In the last year of this GCSE course, most students are expected to complete the course materials by the end of the first term, with an end of term mock examination. In the second term students will be consolidating their knowledge and preparing for their terminal examination. 

The new GCSE Mathematics specification covers a broader and deeper mathematical content, delivered through a single extended GCSE which can be taken at higher level or foundation level. Higher tier will include questions that will stretch the most able. Foundation tier will focus on core mathematical understanding and skills for all students to master.
 

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE mathematics - 100% marks in terminal examination sat in June.

The GCSE Mathematics specification will be examined by three written papers, each of 1½ hours. The first paper will be assessed without the use of a calculator; calculators will be expected for papers 2 and 3. There will be no difference in the content or assessment objectives assessed in each of the papers.

GCSE Mathematics

Paper 1: Non-calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 2: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Paper 3: Calculator

1 hour 30mins 80 marks Exam 33.3%

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Course Specification:

Edexcel 1MA1   GCSE Mathematics A Linear

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Mathematics Higher

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics Foundation

Useful Websites:

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9  1)  Pearson Mathematics Higher Student Book

Edexcel GCSE (9  1) Pearson Mathematics Foundation Student Book

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Higher

Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Problem Solving Book Foundation

Innumeracy by John Paulos, Farrar-Straus edition 2001

Life by Numbers by Keith Devlin, John Wiley and sons.

How Maths works by Carol Vordenman, Dorling Kindersley Limited.

How Puzzling by Charles Snape and Heather Scott, Cambridge Universe Press.

Maths Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Puffin Books

Murderous Maths series by Kjartan Poskitt, Scholastic.

How Long is a Piece of string by Rob Eastway, Robson Books

Why Do Busses come in threes? by Rob Eastway, Robson Books.

1089 and all that by David Acheson, Oxford University Press

The Parrot’s Theorem by Denis Gued

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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