The Mathematics Department is a very strong department that strives to offer a well-balanced diet of investigational, practical and traditional Mathematics teaching, thus providing an excellent educational experience for all students. We aim that all pupils, whatever their ability, should experience the pleasure of mathematical success, achieve their best, and be equipped with the mathematical skills required for life.
Currently, the department consists of three highly qualified and experienced teachers who work extremely well as a team. The Department won the award for “Outstanding School Teaching Team of the Year” at the North Yorkshire Secondary Teaching Awards 2017. The Mathematics Department has always achieved impressive results. In 2017, 85.5% of students achieved grade 4 or above in the GCSE with 20% achieving grade 7, 8 or 9. The progress 8 score of 0.7 placed the Mathematics results in the top 10% nationally.
Students receive 7 one-hour lessons of mathematics per fortnight. There are 3 groups in each year set by ability but we aim to stretch all students. Pupil progress is monitored twice per term to ensure that students are appropriately placed. As each group follows a similar sequence of topics, movement between groups is always possible.
Year 7: Students focus on …
Analysing and Displaying Data
Expressions, Functions & Formulae
Decimals & Measures
Ratio & Proportion
Lines & Angles
Sequences & Graphs
Year 8: Students focus on …
Number Properties & Calculations
Area & Volume
Statistics, Graphs & Charts
Expressions & Equations
Decimals & Ratio
Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
Straight Line Graphs
Year 9: Students focus on …
Higher Tier Sets 1 and 2
Foundation Tier Set 3
Number work, HCF, LCM, Powers, Standard form
Number work, powers, prime factors
Algebra, Formulae, Equations, Sequences, Factorising
Algebra, formulae, factorising, substitution
Interpreting Data, Statistical diagrams, Averages
Graphs, tables and charts, statistical diagrams
Angles rules and polygons
Fractions and Percentages
Angle rules, angles in parallel lines
Averages and range
Graphs, linear, quadratic, cubic, reciprocal
1MA1 Mathematics Higher and Foundation Tiers
Higher Tier Sets 1& 2 Year 10
Foundation Tier Set 3 Year 10
Area and Volume
Perimeter, Area and Volume
Area and Perimeter of Circles and sectors
Graphs, y = mx + c
Spheres, pyramids and cones
Ratio and Proportions
Constructions, Loci and Bearing
Equations and inequalities
Distance, Speed and Time
Probability and Venn Diagrams
Constructions, Loci and Bearing
Higher Tier Sets 1 & 2 Year 11
Foundation Tier Set 3 Year 11
Similarity and Congruence
Quadratic Equations and Graphs
Trigonometry and graphs of trig functions
Circumference and Area of a Circle
Cumulative Frequency, Box Plots and Histograms
Sectors, cylinders, pyramids and cones
Further graphs including Solving Simultaneous Equations and Inequalities graphically
Indices and Standard Form
Rearranging Formulae, Algebraic Fractions and surds
Congruence and Similarity
Vectors and geometric proof
Simultaneous Equations, rearranging formulae and proof
Direct and Inverse Proportion
KS3: Students work is regularly marked. There are 5 major assessments each year.
KS4: Students work is regularly marked. There are 5 major assessments each year. Students sit there first trial exam at the end of year 10. The second trial exam is sat in December of year 11.
KS3: Students are set 1 piece of mathematics homework per week.
KS4: Students are set 1 piece of mathematics homework per week.
Students are further encouraged to research and revise topics on the Mathswatch website.
More able students are entered for the UK Maths Challenge annually.
Revision classes for year 11 are held regularly after school.