As part of our Key Stage 3 programme, all students will be able to develop on the skills and concepts covered in Key Stage 2 to reach a ‘mastery’ standard in order to prepare them for the demand of the new 9-1 Edexcel GCSE specification. As well as this, all year 7 students take part in the Numeracy Ninjas strategy (www.numeracyninjas.org) to perfect the numerical skills that are required to be successful in Key Stage 4.
From year 9, all students will be following either the ‘Foundation’ or ‘Higher’ tier pathway based on prior attainment with the potential for students to change pathways if appropriate. Students are assessed at the beginning of every topic to allow for teachers to deliver tailor-made lessons to address gaps and misconceptions and extend their knowledge. Topics that are covered include Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics. Students are then assessed at the end of the topic to allow them to see the progress that they have made. Students will also use apps/websites such as Hegarty Maths (https://hegartymaths.com/) to consolidate learning and revise throughout the year as well the PiXL Maths app that provides them with personalised revision activities based on their mock exam progress to prepare them for the GCSE exams at the end of year 11.
All the subject content and specification material can be found by clicking on the links below:
GCSE 9-1 Mathematics (Foundation and Higher tier)
UKMT Junior Maths Challenge (years 7 and 8)
UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge (years 9 to 11)
Information regarding the 6th form syllabus can all be found on the Finham Park 2 Sixth Form website
Subject Leader: Miss S. Macdonald
Second in Department: Mr A. Jay
Mrs L. Tyrrell
Mrs D. Ahmed
Miss S. Dhadday
Mrs C. Grant
Mr R. Shotter
Miss L. Umo
Mr A. Ditch