Welcome to Mathematics

The vision of the Maths department is to develop independent learners and support all students to achieve their full potential in Maths. The Maths department at Outwood Grange Academy prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming department where our students enjoy and achieve in Maths. Our year 11 GCSE results last year were 89% A*-C with 24% A*/A grades.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Mathematics course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. In Key Stage 3 we follow a 2 year Key Stage 3 Teaching for understanding scheme of Work.
Each year is split up into a series of topics which students study for periods of between 2 and 4 weeks. We also have problem solving and project weeks. All students will learn the same content regardless of their group. More able students will be stretched by content depth rather than going onto the next stage.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Chris Gibson, Head of Mathematic – c.gibson@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Mathematics
KS4 begins in Year 9, where we continue with a Teaching for Understanding scheme of work in Years 9 & 10. During this time students develop on prior knowledge and understanding to access the GCSE syllabus. Depending on prior achievement students will follow the Higher or Foundation course, although there will be the opportunity for students who progress well to change tiers.

In Year 11 the full course in completed and reviewed with a very clear focus on independent learning, revision skills and well-targeted exam techniques. This is to develop students’ ability to apply their acquired knowledge not only to achieve the highest grade possible, but to also prepare them for the next stage of their education.

Mathematics is assessed in the following way:

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The examination is assessed across 3 papers, all 1hr 30 mins each. There is 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papers.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Chris Gibson, Head of Mathematics – c.gibson@grange.outwood.com

Edexcel GCSE A*-G Statistics
Statistics GCSE is offered to Year 11 students. This GCSE allows students to explore the practical application of many data handling skills covered in the Edexcel 9-1 course as well as develop new skills for collecting, representing and analysing data. Students will undertake their own piece of research to showcase these skills in the form of controlled assessment. These skills are ideal preparation for the Statistics elements within A-Level Maths.

Statistics is assessed in the following way:

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The examination is assessed in a single 2 hour calculator paper.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Chris Kessie – c.kessie@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

A Level Maths
Core Maths, Statistics, Decision – A Level Maths
Further Pure Maths, Mechanics, Further Statistics, Further Decision – A Level Further Maths

A Level Maths is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Chris Gibson, Head of Mathematics – c.gibson@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Mathematics

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.