The Knights Templar School

The Knights Templar School

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Maths

What we are trying to achieve with our students.

The Mathematics Faculty is aiming to ensure that pupils achieve their full potential. 

We look for a good academic performance but also aim to equip pupils with the numeracy skills which will serve them throughout their lives. 

We also hope to inspire all students to have a positive, “can- do” approach to all their mathematics.

We aim to deliver interesting and challenging lessons using a variety of different resources/ learning styles.

Staff List

Mrs K Dixon (Head of Faculty)
Mrs A Brown (KS3 Coordinator)
Mr A Buck (KS4 Coordinator)
Miss N Low (KS5 Coordinator)
Mr S Bamford
Mr A Boddy
Miss L Cockburn
Mrs A Everington
Miss R Innerarity (Pupil Support Assistant)
Mr M Jackson
Mr P Kempster
Mr T Ward


The Mathematics Faculty staff are well qualified and experienced practitioners who thoroughly enjoy their subject, keep abreast of all new developments and aim to get the best out of every pupil. 

Courses we offer

KS3
In year 7 pupils are taught in four ability bands. They are then set on mathematical ability in years 8 and 9.  Pupils follow schemes of work in accordance with The National Curriculum using the New Mathematics Frame working texts supplemented with our own materials. The Schemes of work can be down loaded here for each ability cohort. 

KS3 Schemes of Work

 

KS4

Pupils are set according to ability.  All sets follow Edexcel’s Linear GCSE course taking all of their examinations at the end of year 11. Depending on ability, pupils will sit the exam at either Higher level or Foundation level.

 

Edexcel Syllabus 1MA1

  • Higher Level leads to grades 4 - 9
  • Foundation Level leads to grades 1- 5
  • Three exam papers each 1 hours long
  • One Non Calculator paper and two Calculator papers

Below are links to the GCSE Syllabi. If you want to see the actual order of topics that we do in school just contact Mrs Dixon and she can give you a copy of the relevant Scheme of Work.

Pearsons (Edexcel): Maths GCSE (new)

In addition pupils in Set 1 also study for the Edexcel Level 3 Award in Algebra . This exam is also sat in January of Year 11.

Pupils in Year 10 Set 9 also study for the Edexcel level 1 Awards in Statistical Methods and also Number and Measure. These exams are sat by the students in January and June of Year 10.

 

KS5

Courses are offered in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics following Edexcel syllabi.

In the A2 Mathematics course, students sit two pure mathematics papers and one combined mechanics and statistics paper, at the end of the course.

For the Further Mathematics course, students sit four additional papers. Two of these cover more pure content and the other two contain some mixture of pure, mechanics, statistics or decision maths.

New Edexcel Syllabus for September 2017 onwards

(Link)  https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

 

Statistics is a thriving subject at A level. The Edexcel syllabus is used with pupils working towards the A2 award in Statistics. The pupils sit three papers at the end of the course.

These are: -

Paper 1: Data and probability, Paper 2: Statistical inference and Paper 3: Statistics in Practice

New Edexcel Syllabus for September 2017 onwards

(Link)  - https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/statistics-2017.html

 

Powerpoint presentation on maths courses at A Level 

 

Revision

Revision Guides are offered for sale to pupils at appropriate times throughout the course and the ones the department recommend are written by the Edexcel examiners. We also sell a CD called 'Maths Watch' which is an excellent revision tool for GCSE. Pupils all have the log in and password details for 'My Maths' - (www.mymaths.co.uk) -for which the department pays an annual subscription and this contains a wealth of both teaching and learning and also revision materials at all Key Stages.

Trips and Activities

  • We enter pupils of all ages for the UK Mathematics Challenges
  • Pupils in Year 7 take part in a Mathematics workshop led by an outside speaker
  • Extra sessions, outside the curriculum, are offered for students requiring Advanced Extension or STEP for University
  • Key Websites


Pupils are encouraged to use My Maths for both revision and consolidation of classwork.

www.mymaths.co.uk/

The Faculty recommends using the Maths watch CD particularly for GCSE revision.