Our aim is for students to enjoy maths and to be able to use their skills throughout life and not only as a means of passing public examinations.

Throughout the Maths Department, students are put into classes according to their ability. We are keen to stress that these are not fixed and through constant monitoring and assessment, students move both up and down sets.

KS3 students study the following topics as part of our scheme of work, at a level suitable for their current degree of understanding.

Y7

  • Numbers and the number system
  • Counting and comparing
  • Calculating (all operations)
  • Investigating Properties of shapes
  • Visualising and construction
  • Algebraic proficiency
  • Exploring fraction, decimals and percentages
  • Pattern identification
  • Measuring and calculating space
  • Investigating angles
  • Estimation and approximation
  • Mathematical movement
  • Presentation of data
  • Measuring data

Y8

  • Numbers and the number system
  • Counting and comparing
  • Calculating (all operations)
  • Investigating Properties of shapes
  • Visualising and construction
  • Algebraic proficiency
  • Exploring fraction, decimals and percentages
  • Pattern identification
  • Measuring and calculating space
  • Investigating angles
  • Estimation and approximation
  • Mathematical movement
  • Presentation of data
  • Measuring data

 

Our KS4 students follow a scheme of work that links to the AQA GCSE linear exam that is sat at the end of year 11.

Y9 Foundation

  • Basic number, fraction, percentages, algebra and probability
  • Factors and multiples
  • Coordinates and linear graphs
  • Angles
  • Rounding
  • Sequences
  • Perimeter and area
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Equations
  • Collecting and representing data
  • Circumference and area
  • Real life graphs
  • Statistical measures
  • Properties of polygons
  • Indices
  • Transformations
  • Measures
  • Standard form
  • Construction and loci
  • 2D to 3 D shapes

Y9 Higher

  • Basic number, fraction, percentages, algebra and probability
  • Angles, Scale diagrams and bearings
  • Collecting and representing data
  • Rounding
  • Sequences
  • Perimeter, circumference and area
  • Circumference and area
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Real life graphs
  • Indices
  • Standard form
  • Surds
  • Transformations
  • Coordinates and linear graphs
  • Pythagoras and basic trigonometry
  • Statistical measures
  • 2D to 3 D shapes
  • Measures
  • Equations
  • Construction and loci
  • congruence

Yr 10 Foundation

  • Probability
  • Volume
  • Scatter graphs
  • Algebra with quadratics
  • Inequalities
  • Pythagoras
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Algebra, graphs
  • Sketching graphs
  • Scale diagrams and bearings
  • Trigonometry
  • 2D to 3D
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Solve quadratic equations
  • Quadratic graphs
  • Growth and decay
  • Vectors

Yr 10 Higher

  • Probability
  • Volume
  • Algebra with quadratics
  • Scatter graphs
  • Numerical methods
  • Equations of a circle
  • Equations and graphs
  • Simultaneous equations
  • sketching graphs
  • Scale diagrams and bearings
  • Direct and indirect proportion
  • Inequalities
  • Growth and decay
  • Vectors
  • Transforming functions
  • Sine and cosine rules
  • Circle theorems
  • Gradient and rate of change
  • Pre-calculus and area under a curve
  • Algebraic fractions

Year 11 students spend the year investigating and mastering problem solving techniques, alongside reviewing all the topics covered during years 9 and 10, following a scheme of work tailored to the needs of the individual class.

In addition, the Maths Department also provides a range of extra curriculum activities, including Maths Club which runs from 3 – 4 on a Monday afternoon.  A selected number of Year 8 and 10 students enter the UKMT Challenges run by Leeds University and Year 11 students have the opportunity to attend STEM projects and lectures involving higher level maths.

 

Subject Staff

Head of Faculty / Teacher of Mathematics
Mr M Still MStill@castlehall.com

Teaching Staff
Mr S Anthoney

Mrs S Coe

Mr D Pottage

Mr R Humphries

Mr S Warner

Mr T Rasool

Mr H Rashid

Support Staff

Miss M Pascall – Learning Mentor