Maths

Maths

We believe that at Lampton School all pupils have the opportunity and encouragement to fulfil their potential in Mathematics.

Staff:

Bali Manku Acting Subject Leader
Mick McClements Associate Assistant Headteacher
Elaine Strahan KS4 Coordinator& 6th Form re-take
Ruth Williams Subject Teacher Specialist Leader in Education
Batoul Al-Sarraj Numeracy Coordinator & Mentor (PGCE)
Adam Timmins Y11 Intervention Coordinator & Mentor (PGCE)
Kash Husain KS5 coordinator & Mentor (PGCE)
Zarina Miyanji Department HLTA
Bansi Shah Acting Deputy Subject Leader, KS3 Coordinator & Mentor (PGCE /School Direct/Troops into Teaching)
Zeenat ChoudhuryIbrahim Al-Tamimi KS4 Scheme of Work Coordinator & Mentor (PGCE)Teacher
Sharifa Logan SEP Visitors to the Dept.
Sarah-Jane Gan Teacher
Ruksana Ahmed Teacher
Ubax AliRuheena Quraishi

Chris Jones

TeacherTeacher

TA for Maths

Matt Belfield Trainee Teacher
Mari Chikvaidze Teacher

Curriculum:

Pupils are taught in sets from Year 7. Each half term all students do an assessment, except when it coincides with their annual assessment. Sets are reviewed regularly and changes can be made at any time throughout the year. Throughout Key Stage 3 the students will be studying the following topics:

Year 7

  • Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Measures, Perimeter & Area
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Angles and 2D Shapes
  • Graphs
  • Adding and Subtracting
  • Statistics
  • Transformation and Symmetry
  • Equations
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Constructions and 3D Shapes
  • Sequences
  • Multiplying and Dividing
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Probability

Year 8

  • Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Measures, Perimeter & Area
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Angles and 2D Shapes
  • Graphs
  • Mental Calculations
  • Statistics
  • Transformation and Symmetry
  • Equations
  • Written and Calculator Methods
  • Constructions
  • Sequences
  • 3D Shapes
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Probability

 

Year 9

  • Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Measures, Perimeter & Area
  • Expressions and Formulae
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Angles and 2D Shapes
  • Graphs
  • Decimal Calculations
  • Statistics
  • Transformation and Scale
  • Equations
  • Powers and Roots
  • Constructions
  • Sequences
  • 3D Shapes
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Probability

Year 7:

At the start of year 7, pupils are taught in form classes and given a numeracy test within the first two weeks. We use the Key Stage 2 teacher assessments, the numeracy test results and current teacher recommendations to put the students into sets. They are set by mathematical ability into five sets for forms JKLM and five sets for forms PQRS. We regularly review set changes depending on performance in class, homework and test scores. Pupils are taught Maths four times a week for 45 minute lessons.

Year 8:

They are set by mathematical ability into five sets for forms JKLM and five sets for forms PQRS. We regularly review set changes depending on performance in class, homework and test scores.  Pupils are taught Maths four times a week for 45 minute lessons.

 

Year 9:

They are set by mathematical ability into five sets for forms JKLM and five sets for forms PQRS. We regularly review set changes depending on performance in class, homework and test scores.  Pupils are taught Maths five times a week for 45 minute lessons in order to prepare them for the new style of GCSE.

 

Pupils will sit internal assessments at the end of year 9 as a baseline for the start of their GCSEs. This setting is important when deciding whether they will sit the Higher or Foundation tier from GCSE. The Key Stage 4 curriculum starts in June after the internal exams.

Year 10:

The new mathematics GCSE course involves students sitting three exams (one non-calculator and two calculator papers), each one being 90 minutes long, at the end of year 11. Students will receive a level from 1 to 9 rather than a grade. The highest level achievable in the foundation tier is 5 and in higher is 9. To get a grade 5, concepts need to be mastered which today’s A and B grade students are struggling with.

The exam will be testing skills of fluency, reasoning and problem solving, with greater weighting on the last two. There will be more time spent on fewer topics to ensure fluency and teaching will explore concepts using objects, conversation and problem solving to build confidence in understanding. Students will be expected to explain their answers and how they got there. Problem solving will be integrated in every lesson.

Main topic changes:

New skills to Foundation

Standard form, solving quadratic equations by factorising, linear simultaneous equations, direct and inverse proportion, reverse percentages, arc lengths and areas of sectors

New skills to Foundation and Higher

Fibonacci sequence, quadratic and geometric sequences, growth and decay problems

New skills to Higher only

Equation of a circle, proving circle theorems, sketching tan, sine, and cosine graphs

Skills no longer tested

Design a survey question, conversion between metric and imperial units, frequency polygons and stem and leaf diagrams, and trial and improvement

 

Year 10 Mathematics Course

Summer 2:

Handling Data

Working in 2D

Autumn 1:

Calculations

Expressions

Angles and Polygons

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Autumn 2:

Statistics topics

Mock exams near the end of term.

Spring 1:

Formulae and Functions

Measures and Accuracy

Spring 2:

Statistics coursework

Probability

Summer 1:

Equations

Inequalities

Revision for the Statistics exam

Year 11 Mathematics course

Summer 2:

Circles and Constructions

Ratio and Proportion

Autumn 1:

Factors, Powers and Roots

Graphs

Working in 3D

Autumn 2:

Calculations

Graphs

Mock Exams

Spring 1:

Pythagoras

Trigonometry

Sequences

Spring 2:

Units and Proportionality

Summer 1:

Revision and exam practice

 

 

 

Year 12

AS level Mathematics offered with five groups doing the core modules, C1/C2, and five groups doing either D1 (Decision Maths), S1(Statistics) or M1(Mechanics). There are six lessons per week, four core and two Decision Maths/Statistics/Mechanics. There is an element of setting.

AS level Further Mathematics offered with the seven modules being taken C1, C2, C3, D1, S1, M1, and FP1. Twelve lessons per week.

GCSE re-sit classes offered with usually two groups having two lessons each.

Year 13

A2 level Mathematics offered with four groups doing the core modules, C3/C4, with the extra module being one of S1, M1, D1, S2 or M2 depending on what was chosen in year 12 and the results of the modules already taken. Six lessons per week, there is an element of setting.

A2 level Further Mathematics offered with the extra modules being a negotiated selection of studying five of the following modules, C3, C4, S2, S3, M2, D2, FP2 and FP3. Twelve lessons per week.

GCSE re-sit classes offered with usually two groups having two lessons each every week.

Qualifications:

Annual Formal Assessment in years 7, 8 and 9.

We offer the following qualifications, all external –
GCSE Statistics in year 10 (Edexcel)
GCSE Linear Maths in year 11 (Edexcel)
GCSE re-sit in years 12 and 13.

iGCSE Further Mathematics (AQA)
Entry Level Maths (AQA)

AS Core Mathematics in year 12 (Edexcel).
AS Mathematics in years 12 and 13 (Edexcel).
AS Further Mathematics in years 12 and 13(Edexcel)..
A2 Mathematics in years 12 and 13(Edexcel)..
A2 Further Mathematics in years 12 and 13(Edexcel)..

Enrichment:
UK Junior Maths Challenge.
UK Intermediate Maths Challenge.
UK Senior Maths Challenge.
Hounslow Year 7 Maths Challenge.
Hounslow Sixth Form Maths Challenge.
Maths Club
Revision lessons for specific students will be after school taken by teachers
Trips and visits.

How to support your child

Ensure controlled assessment dates are adhered to.
Ensure students complete past examination papers.
Ensure key terms to be revised.
Encourage the use of the Mymaths website.
Encourage the use of other Maths websites.
Ensure homework tasks are completed regularly.
Encourage your children to enter the various Maths Challenges.

For more information contact:

Mr.B Manku, Acting Subject Leader

bmanku@lampton.hounslow.sch.uk