# 数学

**The Mathematics Department aims to provide a supportive learning environment that will enable each student to:**

- develop the mathematical skills needed for their everyday life;
- develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance;
- work both independently and cooperatively;
- develop an appreciation of the role of mathematics in society;
- achieve their full potential in formal examinations.

### Course description

学生们 study a two year Key Stage 3, followed by a three year GCSE course. All students in years 7 and 8 follow the same scheme of work, being taught using CGP’s KS3 textbooks.

Students start their GCSE course in 今年9. Our specification is AQA GCSE Mathematics Specification 8300. There are two tiers of entry available. The foundation tier covers grades 1 to 5 and the higher tier covers grades 4 to 9, although a grade 3 can be awarded to students who narrowly miss achieving grade 4. In general, students aiming for grades 1 to 5 will usually sit the foundation tier. 学生们 aiming for grades 6 to 9 normally sit the higher tier.

At A level, students follow the Edexcel A level course, for either Maths or Further Maths. 学生们 are expected to achieve a grade 7 or better if they wish to study 数学 in years 12 and 13.

### What will you learn about?

The Mathematics 课程 is broken down into the following topic areas:

- Number
- Algebra
- Probability
- Ratio and Proportion
- Shape, space and measures
- Statistics

### To be successful in this subject students will need to be good at and enjoy:

- thinking mathematically, precisely, logically and creatively;
- communicate mathematical ideas effectively by using specialist vocabulary and accurate written notation;
- apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to a range of mathematical concepts and situations;

### Progression routes & career opportunities

学生们 may go on to study either maths, or a maths related subject at University. Where this is likely, we recommend that students take further maths at A level.

Possible careers for 数学 graduates include:

- Actuary
- Accountancy
- Data Analysis
- Secondary 数学 Teacher
- Software Engineer
- Statistician

### 家work/extended learning

学生们 should expect to receive homework most lessons. Although this may be a written task, the majority of homework in Maths is set online using either Hegarty Maths or 数学watch.

However, homework should not cause undue stress or loss of sleep. If, on occasion, your child is unable to complete their homework due to other commitments, they are expected to bring a note from a responsible adult to explain this. The note may request an extension or, if the person writing the note feels that it is appropriate, they may request that the student be excused completely from the set work. In the absence of a note from a responsible adult, students who fail to complete their homework should expect to be given a detention after school.

学生们 who simply encounter difficulty with their homework are expected to try and resolve the problem by using:

- a revision guide;
- resources from their Google classroom;
- one of the online resources provided, Both Hegarty Maths and 数学watch include video tutorials;
- internet sources such as Youtube.

Help is routinely available at lunch-times for students who encounter problems with their work, or indeed those who simply want to extend their learning outside of lessons. The use of tutors is not recommended.

### Additional information

Before starting in year 7, it is hoped that students will have the following key skills in place:

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with whole numbers.
- Can read and write numbers by using their knowledge of place value.
- Can use a ruler to measure or draw lines accurately.
- Can use a protractor to measure or draw angles accurately.
- Can tell the time using an analogue clock.
- Can use mathematical vocabulary relating to naming 2D shapes, 3D shapes and types of angle.

A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics.

A level Further Mathematics is fun and rewarding. It broadens your mathematical skills and promotes deeper mathematical thinking. You will be introduced to interesting new areas of pure mathematics such as complex numbers and apply mathematics in a wider range of contexts

### Course description

A level Mathematics is examined through three 2 hour exams, all sat at the end of year 13. These include two Pure papers and one Statistics and Mechanics paper.

What will you learn about?

Pure – Learning techniques needed for all forms of further mathematical study. Pure mathematics encompasses many elements, including; algebra, coordinate geometry, sequences and series.

Statistics – Collecting and analysing data and using this to make predictions about future events. Many subjects make use of statistical information and techniques. An understanding of probability and risk is important in careers like insurance, medicine, engineering and the sciences.

Mechanics – Modelling and analysing the physical world around us, including the study of forces and motion. Mechanics is particular useful to students studying physics and engineering.

Decision –Using algorithms and other methods to find efficient solutions to real life problems, such as finding the shortest route around a network. The techniques are important in business, logistics and computer science.

### To be successful in this subject students will need to be good at and enjoy:

Strength in algebra and graphs form the basis of much of the course, but solid logic and perseverance are also a necessity. Curiosity and love of problem solving are essential.

### Progression routes & career opportunities

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are versatile qualifications, well-respected by employers and are both “facilitating” subjects for entry to higher education. Careers for individuals with good mathematics skills and qualifications are not only well paid, but they are also often interesting and rewarding. People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers.

The reason why so many employers highly value mathematics qualifications is mathematics students become better at thinking logically and analytically. Through solving problems you develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. The writing of structured solutions, proof and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments. And importantly you will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data.

### 家work/extended learning

Typically each lesson will require an additional hour of additional study for every hour of class time.

The option of more advanced learning if offered through the ‘STEP support programme’ that is run within the school, there is also support for students preparing for MAT.