Eaton Bank Academy

KEY STAGE 3

The aims of the Mathematics Department at Key Stage 3 are:

  • Improve students understanding and application of the key concepts in mathematics.
  • Help students to collaborate and arrive at understanding through discussion.
  • Equip students with the skills necessary to deepen their mathematical understanding.
  • Develop students’ interest in mathematics and desire to learn.
  • Help students’ to appreciate the power of mathematics and its relevance to modern life.

At Key Stage 3 we will study concepts from the areas of Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measure, and Data Handling to various levels depending on ability and progress. In addition students will:-

Year 7

  • Develop their own strategies for solving problems.
  • Use their own strategies in applying mathematics to practical contexts.
  • Present information and results in a clear and organised way.
  • Search for solutions by trying out ideas of their own.

Year 8

  • Identify and obtain necessary information to carry through a task and solve mathematical problems.
  • Solve problems in a range of contexts.
  • Show understanding of situations by describing them mathematically using symbols and diagrams.
  • Draw conclusions of their own and explain their reasoning.

The study of Mathematics will allow students to develop their:

  • Understanding of mathematical processes and applications.
  • Problem solving and functional maths skills.
  • Ability to use and apply mathematics in a range of contexts

Key Stage 3 Assessment

Students’ progress will be monitored using daily classroom based assessment by the teacher with assessment and consolidation tasks at the end of each unit of work. Students will also sit a full KS3 style tests in each term to track progress over the long term. In Y9 students will begin their GCSE studies.

If you have any queries, please contact Mr L Marling – L.Marling@eatonbank.org

KEY STAGE 4

At Eaton Bank we tailor the Mathematics courses we offer to the needs and aspirations of our students.

All sets will study for the 9-1 GCSE in Mathematics from Edexcel.

This is a linear course. There is no coursework and students will be examined at the end of Y11.

Assessment

 

Assessment in GCSE Mathematics has changed. The grading has changed from the current A* to G system to a 9 to 1 system. The content of the GCSE has also changed for first teaching in September 2015 and students will need to learn a broader range of knowledge and skills. These are exciting times for Mathematics as the changes to GCSE should lead students to a greater confidence in the subject and better prepare them for A Level should they choose to study Mathematics in Sixth Form. Greater demands will be put on students in Mathematics, and in response to this Eaton Bank Academy has increased the number of Mathematics lessons in KS4.

There will be plenty of opportunities to practise exam technique with two full mock exams in Y10 and three further mock exams in Y11. There will also be plenty of extra-curricular activities to support students in their learning.

If you are unsure of anything, either:

  • Encourage your son / daughter to discuss it with their Maths teacher
  • Call your son’s / daughter’s Maths teacher
  • E-mail Mr Marling at: ma@eatonbank.cheshire.sch.uk

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