Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School

Maths

Welcome to the Maths Department

 

In light of significant curriculum changes the schemes of work have been updated. In Mathematics, students will learn how to reason mathematically and develop understanding through identifying and communicating relationships between different strands of mathematics and building on prior knowledge. Lessons are varied and include time for students to practise and master skills, often using mini-white boards before applying the skills to a variety of problems and challenges; working towards efficiency, confidence and rigour.

Staff

  • Ms M Gallimore - (Curriculum Leader)
  • Ms W. Yip (Assistant Curriculum Leader
  • Mr. R. Kerr 
  • Mr. A. Sztranyovszky
  • Mr E. Addo
  • Mr A. Hussain
  • Mrs I. Izzawati
  • Ms Anthony

Mathematic at Key Stage 3

KS3 in Mathematics includes Year 7 and Year 8. The Scheme of work is differentiated and focuses on the key concepts of Number; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change; Algebra; Geometry and Measures; Statistics and Probability.  In the first half term of year 7 pupils are taught in mixed ability groups after a baseline test and teacher assessment, pupils are put in one of three bands. Pupils are encouraged to practise and master skills before applying to problems. Pupils work collaboratively and independently to hone their skills. Away from the classroom pupils have access to MyMaths, RockStars TT and Fronter resources.

Middle Band Programme of Study

TERM

Year 7

HOURS

AUTUMN

1 Analysing and displaying data

11

AUTUMN

2 Number skills

12

HALF-TERM TEST

 

AUTUMN

3 Expressions, functions and formulae

10

AUTUMN

4 Decimals and measures

12

END OF TERM TEST

 

SPRING

5 Fractions

10

SPRING

6 Probability

9

HALF-TERM TEST

 

SPRING

7 Ratio and proportion

10

END OF TERM TEST

 

SUMMER

8 Lines and angles

11

SUMMER

9 Sequences and graphs

10

HALF-TERM TEST

 

SUMMER

10 Transformations

10

 

TERM

Year 8

HOURS

AUTUMN

1 Number

12

AUTUMN

2 Area and volume

11

HALF-TERM TEST

 

AUTUMN

4 Expressions and equations

12

AUTUMN

5 Real-life graphs

10

END OF TERM TEST

 

SPRING

6 Decimals and ratio

10

SPRING

7 Lines and angles

10

HALF-TERM TEST

 

SPRING

8 Calculating with fractions

10

END OF TERM TEST

 

SUMMER

9 Straight-line graphs

10

SUMMER

10 Percentages, decimals and fractions

10

HALF-TERM TEST

 

SUMMER

3 Statistics, graphs and charts

14

 

Mathematic at Key Stage 4

The students start their GCSE in Year 9. The GCSE Mathematics course enables students to further build and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to Number; Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change;  Algebra; Geometry and Measures; Statistics and Probability. The students are taught in ability sets, they are required to do regular assessments and an end of year exam in Year 9 and Year 10. Students have access to MyMaths and Pearson online learning to support homework and revision. Currently we use Edexcel exam board; the students take their GCSE exams in summer of Year 11 and are either entered for Higher or Foundation tier depending on their performance.

High achievers in year 11 can also study for AQA Further Mathematics level 2, which extends learning and is an excellent foundation for A level study.

Year 1 - either Foundation or Higher

 
   

GCSE (9-1) Foundation

GCSE (9-1) Higher

Unit 1 Number

Unit 1 Number

Unit 2 Algebra

Unit 2 Algebra

Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts

Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data

Unit 4 Fractions and percentages

Unit 4 Fractions, ratio and proportion

Unit 5 Equations, inequalities and sequences

Unit 5 Angles and trigonometry

Unit 6 Angles

Unit 6 Graphs

   

Year 2 - either Foundation or Higher

 
   

GCSE (9-1) Foundation

GCSE (9-1) Higher

Unit 7 Averages and range

Unit 7 Area and volume

Unit 8 Perimeter, area and volume 1

Unit 8 Transformation and constructions

Unit 9 Graphs

Unit 9 Equations and inequalities

Unit 10 Transformations

Unit 10 Probability

Unit 11 Ratio and proportion

Unit 11 Multiplicative reasoning

Unit 12 Right-angled triangles

Unit 12 Similarly and congruence

Unit 13 Probability

Unit 13 More trigonometry

Unit 14 Multiplicative reasoning

Unit 14 Further statistics

   

Year 3 - either Foundation or Higher

 
   

GCSE (9-1) Foundation

GCSE (9-1) Higher

Unit 15 Constructions, loci and bearings

Unit 15 Equations and graphs

Unit 16 Quadratic equations and graphs

Unit 16 Circle theorems

Unit 17 Perimeter, area and volume 2

Unit 17 More algebra

Unit 18 Fractions, indices and standard form

Unit 18 Vectors and geometric proof

Unit 19 Congruence, similarity and vectores

Unit 19 Proportion and graphs

Unit 20 More algebra

 

 

Mathematics at AS and A2

 

  • The course follows the New Edexcel A Level syllabus for mathematics. The first year of teaching of the new syllabus will be 2017. A level students will no longer sit exams in year 12; they will be examined in all elements at the end of year 13.

 

  • There are two Pure Mathematics units: Pure Mathematics 1

                                                       Pure Mathematics 2

  • There is one Applied Mathematics unit: Statistic and Mechanics

 

 

  • Assessment is by a 2 hour written paper for each module. There are 100 marks for each module. Coursework is not required. Although there is a large data set that students work with in their study of Statistics which is used in the Applied Mathematics Exam.

 

Extra-Curricular Mathematics

  • Weekly lunch time Maths Club for pupils' year 7-10 to explore interesting puzzles and problems in mathematics.
  • All years participate in the National Maths Challenges.
  • The Maths and English department run a Spelling B squared competition for year 7.
  • Year 7 attend a puzzle workshop in the autumn term.
  • Each year students attend lectures, workshops and classes run by: The Royal Institution; King’s College; Institute of Education; Southampton and Manchester University cipher challenges.