Maths

“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. ”

Charles Caleb Colton

Staff

Michael Fannen Head of Department
Chris Hargrave Second in Department
Dorenda Turner Teacher of Mathematics
Paul Martin Assistant Principal and Teacher of Mathematics
Phil Baines Associate Director of Maths

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h2, Key Stage 3

The maths course at Key Stage 3 builds on the mastery of key number and geometry concepts studied in primary school and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE maths course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and Year 8 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in number and geometry and extend this further into algebra and statistics. The scheme of work promotes a depth and breadth of understanding around each theme to ensure a fluent foundation is built and students’ deep understanding enables them to apply their skills and communicate their knowledge across a range of contexts and problems.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: m.fannen@ripon.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

The maths course at Key Stage 4 builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired at Key Stage 3. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: m.fannen@ripon.outwood.com

Edexcel GCSE Statistics (A*-G Examination June 2017, 9-1 Examination June 2018)

The GCSE Statistics course at Key Stage 4 covers the whole range of statistical techniques for collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data from a variety of contexts and also in depth understanding of Probability. Teaching for understanding is promoted throughout to enable students to apply their learning to a range of problems in both familiar and non-routine contexts and to be able to model real life scenarios.

Edexcel GCSE Statistics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: m.fannen@ripon.outwood.com