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Mathematics

The Mathematics department is located in our specialist maths block. We are very proud of the results our students get, many going on to study A level in the subject. 

Key Stage 3

In years 7 and 8 students receive 6 lessons per fortnight, usually with a single teacher. Groups are set and so work is appropriate to a student’s ability. Tests take place every half term and contain material on all the topics covered in that half term plus material from previous topics.

 

The topics students learn about in year 7 and 8 are based around the following 5 key areas of mathematics with a stronger focus on mastery of number and algebra during the earlier parts of each academic year:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, Proportion, Rates of Change
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Probability and statistics

Parental advice - Students are encouraged to ensure they learn the key knowledge required as they go through a topic and it is difficult to ensure progress without doing this. GCSE Revision guides are available for £2.50 from the maths office. Encourage students to produce mind-maps or flash cards and help them to develop the skills to learn independently. 

GCSE

In years 9, 10 and 11 students receive 8 lessons per fortnight, usually with one teacher. Students learn the same 6 main topics which are developed further in each year. Pupils will sit three 1.5 hour exams at the end of year 11, either in a foundation or higher tier. Those in top set will also be given the opportunity to sit the “Level 2 Qualification in Further Mathematics” to smooth transition from GCSE to A-level maths.

 

Parental advice - The school recommends the use of two online resources:

 

1. Mathswatch vle.mathswatch.com (This is Mr Pay’s favourite). Note new login process below.

    • Login: pupils school email address e.g. Joe Bloggs would be joe.bloggs@moultonschool.co.uk
    • Password: moulton2016

The Mathswatch site provides excellent interactive learning and is a great revision source to prepare them for their exams. There are many ways to find what they want by using the search/filter boxes, selecting clip number, by grade or by topic.

 

2. MyMaths www.mymaths.co.uk

    • login: moulton
    • password: triangle 

Every pupil has also got a personal login and password which can be used to do online homework which may be set by the teacher or for the pupil to revise via the online worksheets and online homework sheets allowing them to keep a log of what they have done. One of the best parts of MyMaths is the Booster Packs section which is on the left hand side which can support progression through the grades.

 

GCSE Revision guides are also available for £2.50 from the maths office.

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