- Mr A Benson
Mathematics is at the heart of the curriculum delivery at Chadwick High school as a discipline which has many important links to the teaching of other subjects such as science and geography. The department aims to ensure that pupils build upon and gain mathematical knowledge and skills, which will support themselves after leaving Chadwick High School and work towards achieving the best mathematical qualifications they are capable of. We work towards allowing pupils to experience mathematics in a range of contexts, develop pupils’ ability to solve problems both for themselves and as part of a team.
In order to achieve this we strive to make our teaching positive and engaging. We try to highlight the relevance of mathematics in everyday life and aim to provide teaching that is committed to the pupils and their individual needs.
Key stage 3 will follow the National Curriculum of Mathematics. The purpose of study Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Year 10 will follow the AQA GCSE Mathematics specification teaching from September 2015 seating the exam papers in the summer of 2017. They will take three questions papers, 1 paper non-calculator and papers 2 and 3 are both calculator. Both three papers will gave a mix of question styles from any part of the subject content of number, algebra, ratio, proportion and rates of change, geometry and measures, probability and statistics. They will work towards gaining grades 1-9 where 1 is the lowest and 9 being the highest.
Year 11 will follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics specification. The course follows three units which are, • Unit 1, which focuses on statistics and probability content • Unit 2, which focuses on number, algebra and geometry • Unit 3, which focuses on number, algebra and geometry and builds on the content of Unit 2.
Pupils will take two papers in the summer of 2016 paper 1 non-calculator and paper 2 calculator. They will work towards gaining G to A*
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 pupils have four lessons per week.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 pupils have four lessons per week following the AQA Entry Level Certificate and AQA GCSE.