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Parkside School

Maths

Maths

Mathematics allows us to describe the world and its processes using Number, Algebra, Data or Shape. At Parkside school, we are looking to develop flexible skills which can be transferred to suit future careers and learning

 Mr Shepherd

Head of Faculty

 Miss Shinn

Asst Head of Faculty

 

 

 Mrs Williams

KS3 Coordinator

 Miss Shinn

KS4 Coordinator

 Miss Garrod

KS5 Coordinator

 

 

 

Curriculum Plans

   

Year 7, 8 & 9

What are we studying?

  See curriculum plan above.

How are we assessed?

Pre-assessments are used at the beginning of each topic in order to help understand the strengths and weaknesses of each class so that the planning and teaching can be designed around each class. At the end of each unit, pupils will complete a Post test, which will assess understanding of the unit objectives.

Pupils are given a chance to reflect and review these tests to enable then to improve on their test scores.  

What can parents do to help?

Some parents may have had a difficult time in maths lessons when they were at school. Please do not pass down your own feelings of maths down to your sons/daughters. If your child comes home and you are not sure how to help, find out together using online resources and videos, don’t give up and show that if maths is practiced, everyone can succeed.   

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Maths is a key component to many careers and is an excellent indicator of how good someone is at learning.

Sixth forms and Colleges will require a pass in mathematics in order to study a Level 3 course.

Directly related careers include:

Accountant

Statistician

Scientist

Architect

Actuary

Investment Analyst. 

Year 10 & 11

What are we studying?

  See curriculum plan above.

How are we assessed?

Pre-assessments are used at the beginning of each topic in order to help understand the strengths and weaknesses of each class so that the planning and teaching can be designed around each class. At the end of each unit, pupils will complete a Post test, which will assess understanding of the unit objectives.

Pupils are given a chance to reflect and review these tests to enable then to improve on their test scores.  

What can parents do to help?

Some parents may have had a difficult time in maths lessons when they were at school. Please do not pass down your own feelings of maths down to your sons/daughters. If your child comes home and you are not sure how to help, find out together using online resources and videos, don’t give up and show that if maths is practiced, everyone can succeed.   

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Maths is a key component to many careers and is an excellent indicator of how good someone is at learning.

Sixth forms and Colleges will require a pass in mathematics in order to study a Level 3 course.

Directly related careers include:

Accountant

Statistician

Scientist

Architect

Actuary

Investment Analyst.  

Year 12 & 13

What are we studying?

  See curriculum plan above.

How are we assessed?

In sixth form we have regular and cumulative assessments so that there is a chance to revisit topics which have been covered previously. There is lots of opportunity to develop skills and secure understanding.

What can parents do to help?

In order to support pupils in mathematics, please track pupils’ results, ensure the out of class learning is completed to a high level and also encourage pupils to seek out support if they require. We are aware that Mathematics is a challenging subject and we are more than happy to help if pupils seek support.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Mathematics in sixth form can be a great stepping stone into a career using mathematics and also a prerequisite for many courses at university.

 

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