MATHEMATICS

Department Staff:

Mr E Delaney

Mr T Fletcher (Intervention Tutor)

Ms D Haldane

Mr C Hoppins (Head of Department)

Mr J Liptrot (Lead Practitioner)

Mrs J Norbury (Numeracy Coordinator)

Mrs S Stephenson 

Mr R Williams  


Subject Overview

All students will follow the new National Curriculum for Mathematics from Year 7 through to the end of Year 11, where all students should leave school with a GCSE in Mathematics. In addition, Mathematics is promoted throughout the curriculum at Savio Salesian College, with opportunities embedded for students to practice and master their understanding of Mathematics in different contexts.

 

Key Stage 3 Overview (Years 7-9)

Pupils receive a minimum of 7 hours of Mathematics lessons per fortnight, and are set by ability. The Scheme of Work for Mathematics is differentiated by ability into “Stages”, and pupils start on the Stage most appropriate for their ability in Year 7, and move forward progressing to the next Stage in each academic year.

The tables below give an indication as to the topics taught at each stage. Please note that timings are advisory, and more/less time may be spent on each topic, dependant on pupil’s confidence with each topic:

Stage 5 (Y7 start here if working towards expected standard at KS2)


Stage 6 (Y7 start here if working at expected standard at KS2)


Stage 7 (Y7 start here if exceeding expected standard at KS2)


Stage 8


Stage 9


 

The content and skills of each unit are assessed throughout the school year. Pupils are taught using a variety of methods, and problem-solving and contextualised learning is embedded into our curriculum.

 

Key Stage 4 Overview (Years 10-11)

QUALIFICATION: AQA GCSE MATHEMATICS

Pupils receive a minimum of 8 hours of Mathematics lessons per fortnight, and are again set by ability. Pupils in Key Stage 4 are now working towards a new Mathematics GCSE framework, with the first exams for this specification to be sat in June 2017. The new GCSE framework has been designed to help pupils to “master” their understanding of Mathematics, and apply their skills in many different contexts.

You can find a copy of the new GCSE Mathematics objectives by clicking the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/254441/GCSE_mathematics_subject_content_and_assessment_objectives.pdf

GCSE grades in Mathematics will now range from Grade 1 to Grade 9, instead of G-A*. The diagram below shows how these grades compare to the old A*-G grading system:


 The curriculum breakdown for Key Stage 4 is as follows. Please note that timings are advisory, and more/less time may be spent on each topic, dependant on pupil’s confidence with each topic:

 

 

 

Useful Websites

 The Mathematics Department have subscriptions to the following web sites (students can get login details from their Maths teacher):

In addition, pupils can also access the following sites without needing a login: