Telephone 01728 860213
E-Mail office@debenhamhigh.co.uk
Postcode IP14 6BL

Debenham High School

Debenham High School

Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School Life at Debenham High School

Mathematics

                     

Examination Board: AQA

Course:  GCSE Mathematics course, syllabus 4360
All pupils will follow a linear Maths course. The course consists of three separate units, which will be taught throughout the 2 year course. Towards the end of the course, a programme of revision lessons will help pupils to develop exam skills, and will teach them which topics will be assessed on which paper. 

Members of Department:

Mrs N Coe, Head of Mathematics
Mr K Tapscott, Second in Mathematics
Mr C Hadwen
Mr P Hanraads
Mrs M Moyes

 

INTRODUCTION

Throughout their five years at Debenham, pupils are taught in Maths sets based on ability; the only exception being the first half of the Autumn term for year 7, where pupils are taught in mixed ability form groups whilst the sets are determined. Setting is an important process, which enables all pupils to work at the correct pace to achieve their full potential; sets are reviewed regularly and changes made as required.

 

KEY STAGE 3

Pupils cover the National Curriculum by following the National Numeracy framework.  Pupils cover four main areas of Maths:

NUMBER     (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio);

ALGEBRA    (formulae, substitution, equations, graphs, algebraic manipulation);

GEOMETRY (angles, polygons, area and volume, metric units, transformations);

STATISTICS (averages and range, charts, probability).

Most pupils will work within the National Curriculum levels 4 - 8

 

KEY STAGE 4

Content and Assessment

The three papers are :

Unit

Content

Weighting

Calculator?

1

Statistics and number

26.7%

Yes

2

Number and algebra

33.3%

No

3

Geometry and algebra

40%

Yes

 

Most pupils (sets 2–6) will sit all three exam papers in summer 2016. Pupils in set 1 will work towards taking their exam early, and will sit all three papers in summer 2015. 

Further Information

There is no controlled assessment component to GCSE Maths. The introduction of functional elements into the exam means that pupils must be able to solve problems with little structured guidance, and must be able to communicate effectively to explain their reasoning and answers.

 

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

Examination Board: AQA
Course: GCSE Further Mathematics course, syllabus 8360

Once set 1 have completed their GCSE course they will move on to study a second Maths qualification Level 2 GCSE Further Maths. Set 1 pupils will take their Further Maths exam in summer 2016.

 

Content and Assessment:

The Further Mathematics exam has two papers : 

Paper

Type

Weighting

1

Non Calculator

40%

2

Calculator

60%

 

There is no controlled assessment component to GCSE Further Maths.

Further information on the GCSE Mathematics course and Level 2 Further Mathematics course can be found at www.aqa.org.uk.