Maths

 

“Mathematics is essential for everyday life and understanding our world. It is also essential to science, technology and engineering, and the advances in these fields on which our economic future depends. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible mathematics education.”

Mathematics: Made to Measure Ofsted Subject Report 2012

At Patcham High School, we strive to provide students with the best possible mathematics.  Our mission statement is: “Teachers in the Maths department are here to ensure that all students make a minimum of three levels of progress in a safe and positive learning environment.”

The curriculum we follow is based on teaching key concepts within number, algebra, shape and measure, and data handling.  Throughout the curriculum students are taught to reason mathematically, and solve problems using the skills they have acquired.

KS3

The content we cover in each year is detailed in the tracker booklets students are issued.  At the end of each topic, students reflect on their progress and are given feedback by their teachers.  You are able to download a copy of the booklet your child is using so that you can see what they are learning in Maths.

Year 7 booklet

Year 8 booklet

Useful links:

www.mymaths.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqhs34j

 

KS4

Students begin studying for their Maths GCSE in year 9.  The content we cover in each year is detailed in the tracker booklets students are issued.  At the end of each topic, students reflect on their progress and are given feedback by their teachers.  You are able to download a copy of the booklet your child is using so that you can see what they are learning in Maths.

Year 9 booklet

Year 10 booklet

Year 11 booklet (sets 1-3)

Year 11 booklet sets (4)

 

This year’s year 11 cohort will be writing the Edexcel exam – we use the Mathematics (A) specification.   For further information about this course, please visit the Edexcel website here: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-a-2010.html .   From 2016 students will be writing the new GCSE Maths specifications.  More information will be given about these closer to the time.

This year, we are also offering our year 11s a Level 2 Further Maths qualification as an optional extra.  More information about this course can be found here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/further-mathematics-8360

 

Useful Links:

www.methodmaths.com

www.mymaths.co.uk

http://corbettmaths.com/

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/gcse.htm

DropBox:

This link will take you to the Year 11 Resources Dropbox which contains useful revision resources:  http://is.gd/year11revisionresources

Apps available on iPhone and Android to support revision:

Edexcel Past Papers (PDFs of past papers)

Collins Revision Apps (Includes interactive tests)

GCSE Mathscard (A set of notes to use like flashcards)

 

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

Patcham High School works with the charity National Numeracy to improve parental engagement in their child’s maths education.  National Numeracy have put together a whole host of useful information for parents -have a look at their website here: www.nnparenttoolkit.org.uk

“How we teach it”

This document was written by the Patcham High School Maths department, and details all of the methods we currently use an teach at KS3 and KS4.  We hope you find it helpful when supporting your child with revision and homework.

How We Teach It – Patcham High School 2015

 

Teaching Calendar
Term | Stage
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Autumn 1
 
(7 weeks)
Place Value
Place Value
Number
Number
Number
Place Value
Place Value
Number
Number
Number
Calculations
Calculations
Number
Number
Number
Calculations
Calculations
Number
Number
F, D & P
Further Number
Further Number
Manipulating Algebra
Manipulating Algebra
F, D & P
Further Number
Further Number
Manipulating Algebra
Manipulating Algebra
Ratio and proportion
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Ratio and proportion
Autumn 2
 
(7 weeks)
Units & Space
Units & Space
Space
Space
Algebra expressions
Units & Space
Units & Space
Space
Space
Algebra expressions
Manipulating Algebra
Manipulating Algebra
Space
Space
Solving equations
Manipulating Algebra
Manipulating Algebra
F, D & P
F, D & P
Solving equations
Coordinates & Transformations
Coordinates & Transformations
F, D & P
F, D & P
Algebraic graphs
Coordinates & Transformations
Coordinates & Transformations
F, D & P
Vectors
MOCK
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Constructions
 
Spring 1
 
(6 weeks)
F, D & P
F, D & P
Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Shape and angles
F, D & P
F, D & P
Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Shape and angles
F, D & P
F, D & P
Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Similarity and congruence
Proportion & compound units
Proportion & compound units
Ratio & Proportion
Ratio & Proportion
Pythagoras and trigonometry
Proportion & compound units
Proportion & compound units
Ratio & Proportion
Ratio & Proportion
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Circle Theorems (sets 1 – 3 only)
Spring 2
 
(5 weeks)
Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Angles & Triangles
Angles & Triangles
Measures and compound measures
Solving Equations
Solving Equations
Angles & Triangles
Angles & Triangles
Transformations
Sequences
Graphs of Functions
Angles & Triangles
Angles & Triangles
MOCK
Sequences
Graphs of Functions
Angles & Triangles
Angles & Triangles
Vectors (Sets 1-3 only)
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Probability
 
Summer 1
 
(7 weeks)
Ratio
Ratio
Graphs of Functions
Graphs of Functions
Averages and data
Ratio
Ratio
Graphs of Functions
Graphs of Functions
Averages and data
Shapes & angles
Shapes & angles
Graphs of Functions
Graphs of Functions
Revision
Shapes & angles
Shapes & angles
Statistics
Statistics
Constructions
Triangles
Statistics
Statistics
Constructions
Triangles
Statistics
Statistics
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Assessment Week
Summer 2
 
(7 weeks)
Averages
Averages
Probability
Circle Theorems
Averages
Averages
Probability
Circle Theorems
Statistics – Graphs
Statistics – Graphs
Probability
Probability
Statistics – Graphs
Statistics – Graphs
Constructions & Transformations
Probability
EXAM
Probability & Sets
Probability
Constructions & Transformations
Constructions & Transformations
Probability & Sets
End of KS3 fill in gaps
Constructions & Transformations
Constructions & Transformations
Project Week
End of KS3 fill in gaps
MOCK
MOCK
 

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