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Mathematics

University Masterclasses

Four of our KS5 pupils (Lloyd Harris and Amber M’Cormack from year 13 and India Peploe and Elinor Lamrick from year 12) competed in the UKMT Senior tournament in Cardiff University on Thursday 20th November and came a very respectable 12th out of 17 teams in an extremely strong field of highly performing schools in South Wales.  Some of our top year 9 and 10 mathematicians are in the process of applying for positions on these materclasses.

Under 17 Maths Pop Quiz

“This is some of our top KS4 Mathematicians on their way to the Under 17 Maths pop quiz at the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd. The 3 teams competed well on the day against teams from all over South Wales”

Maths Trust Tests

Here is a photo of 3 of our KS5 pupils who recently sat the UK Maths Trust tests and won awards for their high scores. India Peploe, Louise Bartle and Elinor Lamrick.

 

 

Mathematics

Mathematics Department

Vision Statement

The maths department provides a vibrant, positive environment where all students are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential through a high quality teaching and learning experience. The curriculum is highly engaging, varied and enjoyable. All maths lesson are taught by subject specialists. Assessment of, and for learning, happen regularly and consistently throughout the Key Stages.

Aims

The aim of the department is to continuously improve all pupils learning experience, whilst supporting students to achieve their full potential. The aim is to steadily improve results over the Key Stages two through embedded structures and practice that support achievement and reinforce the high standards already evident.

Detailed Curriculum Overview

  • Key stage 3 – Year 7-9
  • Key stage 4 – Year 10-11
  • Key stage 5 – Years 12 - 13

At Key Stage 3 there are 6 lessons a fortnight. Pupils prepare for the annual external Numeracy/Reasoning tests.

At Key Stage 4 the department follows the WJEC GCSE linear maths course and pupils receive 6 lesson a fortnight.

During the fortnight cycle appropriate time is allocated to developing functional maths, literacy and problem solving skills.

Every half term a formal assessment takes place to assess pupil progress against aspirational targets that are set at the start of each key stage.

At Key Stage 5 the department offers WJEC Mathematics AS/A2 level with Year 12 ( 8 hours a fortnight) completing Core 1 and 2 and Mechanics 1 and Year 13 ( 10 hours a fortnight) completing Core 3 and 4 and Statistics 1 .

Staffing and Responsibilities

Mrs N Williams – Head of Department
Miss N Price – Key Stage 4 Coordinator
Mrs R Demery – Key Stage 3 Coordinator
Mr A Blair – More able and Talented Key Leader (MAT)
Mr H Tram
Mrs E Carter-Evans
Miss V Edwards
Mr S Edwards
Mr S Collick
Mrs M Williams - Numeracy assistant

Homework

Maths homework for 2014-15 can be found by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the pastoral tab and choosing 'Independant Learning' from the section menu.

http://www.croesyceiliog.org.uk/Independent-Learning