Mathematics

Maths @ Treviglas

Here at Treviglas we want to develop confident, fluent mathematicians. We teach maths using reasons not rules, to ensure depth of understanding.We believe in developing students’ independence and problem solving resilience through a variety of teaching methods to suit all learning styles, to ensure a ‘can do’ attitude.

At every Key Stage the students are assessed using key mastery indicators, they complete WRITE tasks which enable the teacher to inform them of their next steps and ways to progress further. The targeted detailed marking, followed by the opportunity to embed and extent the work during improvement time is an effective way to secure progress. Regular monitoring of achievement against target grades, communication with home, and support in and outside of college with intervention, will hopefully lead them to be successful, well rounded, self-motivated mathematicians.

KS3 students follow the pillar Scheme of Learning (full information in the link). They are taught a range of mathematical topics which are fundamental aspects of the GCSE course.

KS4 students will follow the 9-1 new Edexcel GCSE scheme of learning (full information in the link). There is also a link to the sample assessment materials and mark schemes if students would like to extend themselves of practice papers in preparation for their GCSE’s.

We offer A-Level Maths as part of the main curriculum and A-Level Further Maths as an enrichment club for those students seeking a special and challenging type of maths fun, this builds on the KS4 Further Maths Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE qualification) Club.

The current Year 13 are completing the old specification which consists 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

The current Year 12 are starting the new AS Edexcel specification, which they will continue next year to gain the full A-Level.

This link takes you to the Edexcel website where all of the sample papers can be found.

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

There are many extra-curricular opportunities within maths including working with 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 club, booster sessions, holiday support days, 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.