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Stockport School

Ofsted Good School

Maths

Director of Study


Mr A Hinton - Email

 

Assistant Directors of Study

Miss S Cannon (Year 11)
Mr D Hardman (Year 9 & 10)
  Mrs V Hitchmough (Year 7 & 8)
Mr R Tidy
(Acting Assistant Director) 

 

Teachers

Ms C O'Gara

Mr M Haslam

Ms S Abdullah

Mrs L Jennings

Miss C Parker

Mrs S Ward

Mr T Wright

Mr J Hannard

 

KS4 Mathematics Examinations

At Stockport School we follow the Edexcel mathematics course for the new GCSE were attainment is graded from 1 (lowest) to 9 (highest).

The course is delivered in units divided across Year 9, 10 and 11 – please see lists above for Foundation and Higher topic units.

The course is examined in the summer term of Year 11 with three papers of 1.5 hours each, two of which allow the use of a calculator. We recommend that students have a Casio FX-83GT Plus calculator.

The examinations required candidates to apply their knowledge and skills to a range of questions and contextual problems.

 


Homework and Further Study

In support of pupils’ practise and revision at school and at home, Stockport School may provide students individual accounts for the following websites:

www.vle.mathswatch.com

www.methodmaths.com

www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks

www.ttrockstars.com/login

Pupils are encouraged to use these to further their own understanding and develop new skills.

The websites are available at all times and can be used by parents to assist with revision, access further work or to ensure homework is being completed. Details of homework can be found in pupil planners or on Firefly – accessed via the school’s website at

www.stockportschool.net

Useful revision guides and workbooks are available to purchase via the School Office or Wisepay.

Pupils will need the following equipment for exams and all maths lessons:

Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, sharpener, protractor, compass and scientfic calculator - we recommend a Casio FX83-GT Plus Calculator which can be purchased from the school shop at a lower price than the high street.

 

Maths Sets

Those students aiming to sit the higher GCSE in year 11 are taught in mixed ability groups in years 7 to 8 and then moved into traditional sets in years 9 and 11. This allows for a greater depth of work to be taught and for the progress of the students to be maximised at KS3. 

Those students aiming to do the foundation GCSE in year 11 are taught in traditional sets throughout years 7 to 11.

Setting will be based upon ability determined from internal assessments including homework, classwork, tests as well as KS2 data & targets to ensure maximum progress.

We aim for all pupils to be challenged whilst gaining confidence and therefore make excellent progress. Setting monitored throughout the academic year.

 

Revision

We expect all student to complete the revision set on MathsWatch before their exams.  Evidence has shown that the students who complete the MathsWatch revision make a greater amount of progress than those who only complete a small percentage or none at all.  Please encourage all students to complete their revision, which can also be done with family members as there are videos available on each topic. 


 

Revision

Students can purchase a revision guide or disc from the maths department. They can also access the following websites:

methodmaths.com

mathswatch.com

mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks

ttrockstars.com

Equipment required

Students require the following equipment for lessons: compass, protractor, ruler, pencil and Scientific Calculator - we recommend a 
Casio FX83-GT Plus Calculator which can be purchased from the school shop at a lower price than the high street.

Useful Contacts

a.hinton@stockport.stockport.sch.uk

c.ogara@stockport.stockport.sch.uk