Mathematics

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Maths @ Treviglas

Here at Treviglas we want to develop strong, confident mathematicians who have very much a ‘can do’ attitude. We believe in developing students’ independence and resilience through a variety of teaching methods to suit all learning styles. From Tarsia puzzles to investigations we allow students to get really stuck into problems through individual and collaborative work to determine reasons not rules as to why maths works!

KS3 students follow the Schemes of Learning below whereby they are taught a range of mathematical topics which are fundamental aspects of the GCSE course. This year students will be assessed using a range of mastery indicators which will inform us of their next steps and ways to progress further. This, along with detailed marking, regular communication with home, support in and outside of college with boosters, and evidence of WRITE time within the students’ books will hopefully lead them to be well rounded and self-motivated mathematicians.

KS4 students will follow either the 9-1 new GCSE scheme of learning shown below or the linked pair pilot one which is divided into two sections Methods and Applications. Please check with your child with what course they are following this year. There are also links below to a range of the linked pair pilot past exam papers if students would like to extend themselves or practice papers in preparation for their GCSE’s.

We offer both A-Level Maths and A-Level Further Maths which consist of an array of modules including core, decision, mechanics and statistics. These courses explore higher level maths theory and allows students to delve further into the subject. We have regular booster/support sessions to ensure all higher GCSE students can access the courses. This link takes you to the AQA website where all of the past papers can be found.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/a-level/mathematics-6360/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

There are many extra-curricular opportunities within maths including visits to primary schools, the chance to take on maths leadership, the annual Team and Individual UKMT Mathematics Challenges, trips to universities, involvement in the Nuffield project, further maths GCSE, booster sessions and the chance to attend workshops on higher level mathematics led by some of the top university lecturers.

Careers in Maths? (Here are a few suggestions)

  • Economics
  • Banking
  • Scientific Research
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial services
  • Teaching
  • Meteorology
  • IT.
  • Accountancy

Facts about Mathematics:

  • Less than 4000 students graduate each year with a first degree in mathematical subjects. The vast majority of them quickly find employment in well paid posts in finance, industry and commerce.
  • Mathematical competence is an essential component in the physical sciences, technology and business.
  • Maths graduates earn more! On average a graduate of any degree can expect to earn £150 000 more over their career than a person leaving education with 2 a-levels. For maths this figure rises to £225 000.

Any queries regarding maths please look at the staffing page.

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