Maths at Sir Thomas Boughey Academy
Key Stage 3 Overview
In years 7 and 8, pupils follow a broad and balanced Mathematics curriculum that provides them with the key skills and problem solving experience needed for success at GCSE. Topics studied include:
- Analysing and Displaying Data
- Expressions, Functions and Formulae
- Decimals and Measures
- Calculating with Fractions
- Ratio and proportion
- Sequences and graphs
- Area and Volume
Maths club is available on most days of the week where pupils can play recreational strategy games. UK Maths Trust competitions are used to stretch our Gifted and Talented pupils.
Key Stage 4 Overview
Pupils follow a 3 year curriculum which is designed to equip them with the skills necessary to achieve their full potential in their GCSEs and to be functionally numerate throughout their lives. At the end of KS4, pupils will sit the Edexcel 9-1 Mathematics GCSE. A copy of the specification is available to download from the Edexcel website.
Maths intervention and revision is held for Y11 pupils on Monday to Thursday evenings from 3.30pm to 4.25pm. Full details can be found on the school website.
Qualification Assessment Overview
All pupils sit an assessment at the completion at the end of each term. These are used to track progress and tailor any necessary intervention for pupils. GCSE is 100% eternal examination which takes place in May/June of Y11. Practice papers are sat by Y11 pupils in the Autumn and Spring terms as part of their Mock examinations.
How can parents support their child at Sir Thomas Boughey Academy with Mathematics?
- Please encourage your child to attend Maths revision on the relevant day.
- Other free websites for material to support your child are: Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/ and Mr Barton Maths: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/