Mathematics

Welcome to the Mathematics department

Aim:

Recognising the importance of mathematics as a core subject and key skill, the maths department are committed to ensuring that students develop the necessary skills to progress and succeed in their studies of maths.

Overview:

The Maths Department have a wealth of experience teaching Mathematics at secondary level. We regularly assess the students’ attainment during their Maths lessons and through regular Maths tests. Students are moved class from time to time depending on their attainment allowing them to work in groups which most suit their ability.

What will I study in KS3?  (Year 7 and 8)

Following the Key Stage 3 National Strategy, students experience a variety of written and practical topics involving Number, Algebra, Shape and Data Handling. Students will also have experience of mental, investigational and project work.

If you would like more details of the scheme of work, please click on the following link:

Kangaroo Maths – Work Scheme

Students will sit an assessment at the end of each half-term which will test them on the topics they have covered so far in that term. At the end of the year they will complete their final assessment in which they are tested on all topics from the year. Students are expected to meet their target grade in each assessment.

What will I study at KS4?  (Year 9, 10 & 11 – GCSE)

Students will study GCSE (9-1) Mathematics

Are there any enrichment opportunities / visits or trips?

 

Maths Club for Year 7, 8, 9 run as part of the Thamesmead Plus programme

Annually, some students are selected to participate in the Kangaroo Maths Challenge, which is a national maths competition. The top performers in the school are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates, depending on how they performed in relation to their peers across the country. There is usually a Junior Maths Challenge in the Summer Term (Yr 7 and Yr8) and an Intermediate Maths Challenge (Yr9 andYr10) in the Spring Term.

What careers might this lead to?

Students interested in maths may enjoy careers in banking and finance, accountancy, statistics, economics, science, mechanical engineering, architecture, software engineer and research.  There are also many opportunities in teaching. Further studies in A level Maths and A level Further Maths, Accounting and Economics are available in local colleges.

Useful website links:

My Maths

Students are provided in school with the login details.

Maths Watch

Please ask your maths tutor for a log on code