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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy

Maths

Introduction

Welcome to the Mathematics department at The Jubilee Academy. Mathematics is a core subject which is studied by all students. Students are exposed to mathematical concepts through interactive teaching. This helps them to cultivate and maintain an appreciation for mathematics as they relate such to real life experiences. The members of the department are Mr James, Mr Thomas and Mr Grant.

Students are assessed on a regular basis during the year. This is done through formative and summative assessment. Our school’s Teaching and Learning policy requires students both getting and giving feedback for work produced. This is done using a “4 part-marking” system which allows teacher’s comment/action, student’s response and teacher follow up as well as facilitate peer and self -assessment.

Click here for a GCSE Maths Parent and Student guide

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 scheme of work is designed from the New GCSE 9-1 Curriculum. Students are taught concepts and skills in Numbers, Algebra, Shapes and Statistics. This scheme of work is designed for the Respite group who normally return to their Home School. We prepared them to understand mathematical concepts, so they are not left behind in Mathematics upon reintegration at their Home School. Those who remain will move on to do the tailored GCSE syllabus.

Curriculum for Years 9, 10 and 11

The syllabus for year 9 to 11 is divided into four main categories namely: Numbers, Algebra, Shapes and Statistics. This syllabus covers all the skills that students need to prepare for their final GCSE maths exam in year 11. We follow the GCSE Edexcel syllabus in preparing students for their final Mathematics exam in May to June each year.

Assessment

The new GCSE (9-1) Mathematics exam is 100% externally assessed. Students receive a grade between 9 and 1 with 9 being the highest

Students are entered for either the higher paper or the foundation paper based on their ability.

Unit title and description

Assessment and duration

Weighting

Paper 1

Non-calculator

Written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

80 Marks

Paper 2

Calculator

Written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

80 Marks

Paper 3

Calculator

Written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

80 Marks