Number of Sessions Per Week: 4 x 50 minute sessions
Homework: Twice per week
GCSE Syllabus: EDEXCEL GCSE in Mathematics A (1MAO)
Students currently in Year 10 and Year 11 are enrolled onto the 2 year course for GCSE Mathematics. The syllabus outline can be downloaded below.
2-Year Course Syllabus (Current Years 10 and 11)
In years 10 and 11, set movement occurs usually because of a change of tier of entry ( Higher or Foundation) or after early entry if this happens to accommodate individual needs for further progression or studying for a different mathematical award.
Students currently in Year 9 and all future students will be enrolled onto the 3 year course for GCSE Mathematics. The syllabus outline can be downloaded below.
3-Year Course Syllabus (Current Year 9 and future cohorts)
The Mathematics syllabus is broken down into the following areas: Number and Algebra, Shape and Measures and Handling Data. Using and Applying Mathematics will be assessed in the context of the above subject areas.
The course encourages students to:
a) consolidate their understanding of mathematics
b) be confident in their use of mathematics
c) extend their use of mathematical vocabulary, definitions and formal reasoning.
d) develop the confidence to use mathematics to tackle problems in the work place and everyday life.
e) realise the application of mathematics in the world around them and in a cross-curricular dimension within subjects studied in school
f) develop and ability to think and reason mathematically
g) learn the importance of precision and rigour in mathematics
h) make connections between different areas of mathematics
i) realise the application of mathematics in the world around them and in a cross-curricular
dimension within subjects studied in school
j) develop a firm foundation for appropriate study.
The Scheme of Assessment consists of 2 exams at the end of Year 11. A calculation paper and a non-calculator paper (each 50% weighting). Pupils are assessed at Higher Level (grades A*- D available) or Foundation Level (grades C-G available).
Some years, early entry has been an option but this depends on the exam board and changes year on year. Correspondences will be sent between the individual student and their Maths Tutor/Head of Mathematics.
The Maths Department subscribe to the website www.mathswatchvle.com which is an excellent resource if your child needs help in remembering how to answer a type of question or for practice and revision purposes.
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