Mathematics

 Mathematics is a popular subject at Lawrence Sheriff School. A strong team of subject specialists deliver the curriculum. Most lessons take place in one of six dedicated classrooms in the Learning Resources Centre.

In addition to academic studies, we run many extra-curricular events, including a team house competition for all students in years 7-10. Many of our students enter the UKMT individual challenges, with plenty of gold, silver and bronze awards achieved and qualifications to the further Kangaroo and Olympiad rounds. We also enter and prepare students for the UKMT team challenges and the AMSP Maths Feast competition too. The Maths Department runs a library, stocked with books to enrich, steer and compliment student studies, with half-termly prizes available for the best submitted book reviews.

What to expect:

Two homework tasks each week; the department uses Google Classroom to communicate and record the tasks. Students will be given different types of homework – eg. Textbook exercises, puzzles, online questions, revision. Each half term there will be two pieces of teacher assessed work, which will be followed by analysis to identify ways to improve. This is then facilitated using our bespoke confidence tracker and Dr Frost Maths or other online resources.

Resources:

Textbooks are available via Kerboodle for individual study away from the classroom. Students could also use Dr Frost Maths for online interactive revision.

Programme of Study

The schemes are designed to cover the National Curriculum over 5 years of study. Opportunities for problem solving, mathematical reasoning and use of technology are incorporated into the scheme of learning, which can be found at LSS course on DFM.

Year 7 (8 lessons per fortnight)

Year 8 (8 lessons per fortnight)

Year 9 (7 lessons per fortnight)

Year 10 (7 lessons per fortnight)

Year 11 (8 lessons per fortnight)

Exam Details

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) Higher

Edexcel GCSE Statistics (2017)

AQA Certificate Level 3 Mathematical Studies

Edexcel A-level Mathematics

Edexcel A-level Further Mathematics

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