Maths

All students will study Mathematics which will lead to a GCSE qualification.  The subject terminates in year 11 with 3 examination papers, each 1 & 1/2 hours long. Each paper has an equal weighting and each are worth 80 marks each. The first paper is a non-calculator paper and the second and third papers are calculator papers.

This course is made up of 2 elements:

1—Building fluency

Differentiated unit structure will increase the depth of understanding of maths, build fluency and nurture student’s confidence.

2— Problem Solving & Reasoning

The mastery approach is a specific focus on problem- solving and develops higher-order mathematical reasoning skills.

Mathematical Content – Foundation and Higher:

Maths now has 5 domains. Each of these domains have different weighting in the new examinations as follows:

Geometry & Measures Number Statistics & Probability Algebra Ratio. Proportion & Rates of Change
Higher 20% 15% 15% 30% 20%
Foundation 15% 25% 15% 20% 25%

 Teaching and Support

Students will be taught over 5 periods over the weekly timetable and will complete minimum of one homework each week.

Students will have access to support/revision sessions for all year groups once a week.

All students will be given critical content in Mathematics to help and support their learning. They will be expecting to bring their critical content every lesson, where it will be used to help support their learning. Students will be expecting to use the critical content as part of their revision and independent learning at home.

Students are recommended to bring in a scientific calculator for all their Mathematics lessons.

Meet the Head of Mathematics

Miss Patel
JaynaPATEL@GraceAcademy.org.uk

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