Mathematics

Aims

  • To develop numeracy skills.
  • To develop problem solving skills.
  • To encourage logical and independent thinking.
  • To encourage pupils manage information effectively.
  • To develop a range of communication skills.
  • To develop awareness of financial situations.
  • To develop awareness of Mathematics within real life situations.

Staffing

Mrs Pierce (Head of Department)
Miss Byrne
Mr Hamilton
Mrs Law
Mrs Loder
Miss Lovell
Mrs Macafee
Mr Robinson

Subject Overview

The general topics covered are Number and Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures, Handling Data and Applying Mathematics. Financial Capability is also taught throughout Key stages 3 and 4.

At Glenlola Collegiate School all pupils study Mathematics throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. Further Maths GCSE is also offered at Key Stage 4. Mathematics is also taught at AS and A2 level.  Progress is assessed though classwork, homework and Tracking tests.

Key Stage 3

All pupils study Mathematics at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we have classes studying the following options:

  • Fast Track – GCSE Maths in year 11(T4 and T6); Further Mathematics GCSE in Year 12
  • Module M3/4 in year 11; Module M7/8 in year 12

Key Stage 5

We follow the CCEA Mathematics specification, studying:

AS LEVEL

  • Core 1: Pure Mathematics (non-calculator)
  • Core 2: Pure Mathematics
  • M1: Mechanics

A2 LEVEL

  • Core 3: Pure Mathematics
  • Core 4: Pure Mathematics
  • S1: Statistics

Career Opportunities

Studying Mathematics is necessary in life. It will develop problem solving skills, numeracy skills, critical thinking, logic and financial awareness.

These skills can lead onto studying in further or higher education in a range of areas and potential careers such as:

  • A number of Engineering opportunities
  • Accountancy
  • Actuary
  • Finance
  • Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Teaching

These are only some of the many fields open to Mathematics students. All career paths will require a Mathematics GCSE of Grade C or above.