This course is about developing your numeracy, problem solving and analytical skills and applying these in everyday life. It will teach you how to break problems down into small steps, spot patterns and analyse data.
To realise and engage the Mathematician inside all of us – everything involves Maths; to see the connections, is to see the world we live in.
With our staff, students, parents and community at the heart of what we do, we embrace these values:
Resilience: Be prepared to accept mistakes, learn from them, overcome them and succeed.This requires a growth mindset and an ability to rise to the challenge and keep going when it gets difficult seeking help when you need it and ultimately growing in confidence
Reliability: Be true to what you say and be trustworthy in the open, honest and kind atmosphere of the maths room. Be positive members of the community, the school and be inclusive of everyone around you.
Rigour: Have high standards: aim to be at your best, present neat and organised work, check and improve your work. Understanding that the journey is as important as the destination and so showing and taking pride in the process is always necessary.
Respect: Listening to others carefully and responding politely, even if you disagree. Working together, taking collective responsibility for our achievements and results. Being proud of yourself, your work and of your community.
Representation: Play your part in positive change and be responsible. Be proud to take part in team activities and lessons including taking the opportunities to work outside of the scheduled lessons. Be the change you want to see in the world.
Students are taught in ability groups from year 7 that are based on their KS2 SAT results to start with. They follow the National Curriculum which covers Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures, Handling Data and Ratio and Proportion.
Unit 1 - Proportional reasoning, place value and metric conversion, rounding and estimating.
Unit 2 - Addition and subtraction, perimeter, directed number + and -.Multiply and divide, order of operations.
Unit 3 - Multiplication and division, directed number, order of operations.HCF, LCM prime factor decomposition and surds, venn diagrams.
Unit 4 - Factors, multiples, squares, roots and primes. Angle reasoning, properties of quadrilaterals, rotational symmetry in polygons, angles in polygons.
Unit 5 - Draw, measure and name angles, angle reasoning, area of triangles and quadrilaterals.
Unit 6 - Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, reflectional and rotational symmetry in polygons, calculation with and conversion of fractions.
Unit 7 - Area of triangles, rectangles, parallelograms and trapezium, simplifying algebraic expressions, expanding brackets and factorising.
Unit 8 - Equivalent fractions and simplifying, converting fractions, adding and subtracting fractions substitution and sequences.
Unit 9 - Simplify algebraic expressions, expand single brackets, substitution, sequences, multiply and divide fractions.
Unit 10 - Multiply and divide fractions, fractions and percentages of a quantity.
Unit 11 - Proportional reasoning, rounding and estimation, indices and roots. Surds and standard form.
Unit 12 - HCF, LCM and prime factor decomposition, venn diagrams, linear equations, quadratic equations and arithmetic sequences.
Unit 13 - Equations sequences and graphs, geometric sequences, linear graphs and quadratic graphs.
Unit 14 - Pythagoras, angle reasoning, angles in polygons, construction and loci, bearings
Unit 15 - Construction and loci, bearings.
Unit 16 - Fractions, decimals and percentages
Unit 17 - Ratio, speed, distance and time
Unit 18 - Circumference and area of a circle.
Unit 19 - 3D shapes and their nets, surface area, volume.
Unit 20 - Data, averages and range, interpretation and comparison
Y9-11 will follow the 2015 OCR Specification (1-9). This is 100% examination, which consists of three 1.5 hour long exams at the end of year 11. Pupils will be on one of 3 pathways that will lead to them sitting their exams at either the foundation or higher level. The topics covered are:-
Ch4 Handling data 1
Ch 10 Equations and inequalities
Ch 11b Construction and loci
Ch 11a Circles
Ch 17 Calculations 2
Ch 12 Ratio and proportion
Ch 13 Factors powers and roots
Ch 13 Factors powers and roots
Ch 14 Graphs 1
Ch15 Working in 3D
Ch 18 Graphs 2
Ch 19 Pythagoras and trigonometry
Ch 22 Units and proportionality
At KS3 and KS4 students complete reviews during each unit throughout the year and sit an extended exam in exam conditions at an appropriate point during the year
In year 11 students sit additional mock exams in November and February. Each of these are three 1.5 hour long papers.
Homework is set according to the homework schedule and will be either to consolidate current learning, reinforce key skills or a research based homework with accompanying oracy opportunities.
Homework is easily accessible to students through Show my Homework: https://peacehaven.showmyhomework.co.uk
Daniel Prowse - Head of Maths - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary Paget-Crowe - Maths Teacher - email@example.com
Mark Grundy - Maths Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Kanakri - Maths KS4 Co-ordinator & Teacher - email@example.com
Charlotte Dowling - Maths KS3 Co-ordinator & Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
GillianTait - HLTA - Maths - email@example.com
Sam Anderson - Maths Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elouise Kenebel - Maths Teacher - email@example.com