Maths


Welcome to the Mathematics Department

Department Head: Mrs C Hamilton

Staff Members: Mrs T Maguire, Mr P McKeever, Mr D McDonagh & Miss AM Nolan


Mission Statement
Mathematics has a unique place in human development. It provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world in which we live. It is the intention of the Mathematics Dept to create a vibrant and positive attitude towards mathematics. It is vital that we develop children's appreciation of a skill for life through practical application and visualisation of mathematics.

Year 8 Course Outline

Unit 1: Number – The 4 Operations
Unit 2: Number – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Unit 3: Measures – Time
Unit 4: Shape, Space and Measures – Area and Perimeter
Unit 5: Handling Data

Year 9 Course Outline
Unit 1: Number – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Unit 2: Handling Data – Probability
Unit 3: Algebra
Unit 4: Shape, Space and Measures – Volume, Plans and Elevations
Unit 5: Shape, Space and Measures – Angles

Year 10 Course Outline
Unit 1: Number – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Unit 2: Number and Algebra – Ratio, Speed/Distance/Time and Mass/Density/Volume
Unit 3: Number and Algebra – Pythagoras’ Theorem
Unit 4: Shape, Space and Measures – Symmetry and Transformations
Unit 5: Handling Data – Averages


Year 11 Course Outline
From September 2012 pupils will be following the AQA Linear Specification.  This will be examined in the summer of their year 12.
Year 12 Course Outline
Year 12 pupils are following the AQA Specification for Mathematics B, modular. It consists of 3 units:

Unit 1: Statistics and Number which accounts for 26.7% of GCSE
Unit 2: Number and algebra which accounts for 33.3% of GCSE
Unit 3: Geometry and Algebra which accounts for 40% of GCSE

 


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