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Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR  |  Tel: 01279 866280

The man ignorant of mathematics will be increasingly limited in his grasp of the main forces of civilization.  ~John Kemeny

Key stage 3

Pupils are taught Mathematics in a fun and interactive way. The schemes of work allow for learners of all types to access the curriculum. Mathematics is taught through a sequence of inter connecting topic pathways. There is an emphasis placed on exploring Mathematics through patterns be it in number, data, shape or algebra. Pupils’ ability to understand and apply mathematics in real life situations and through problem solving is developed through starters, questions and rich tasks. The history of mathematics, in particular the contributions from other cultures is covered particularly in shape, number and algebra.

Useful websites available through the vle , students will be given their login details by their mathematics teacher

www.mathswatchvle.com useful for revision and catch up

www.mymaths.co.uk has homework sheets, lessons and booster sections.

Key Stage 4

The GCSE in Mathematics gives students the opportunity to develop the ability to acquire and use problem-solving strategies, select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations. It also allows students to be able to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions and interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.

Teaching of this Mathematics GCSE began in 2010 (first examination is in June 2012) and it still has its focus on number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability but also allows you to apply the functional elements and problem solving strategies required to use mathematics in everyday life.

Students follow Aqa linear mathematics specification 43652 .The course has 2 examinations: paper 1 with calculator has a 60% weighting :paper2 is weighted 40% and is a non-calculator paper. There are 2 levels of entry: Higher tier – Grades A* to D and the Foundation tier – Grades C to G). There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

Useful websites available through the vle, students will be given their login details by their mathematics teacher

www.kerboodle.com this has interactive copies of the textbook, homework sheets and mini tests.

www.mathswatchvle.com useful for revision and catch up

www.mymaths.co.uk has homework sheets, lessons and booster sections.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-linear-b-4365

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