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SUBJECT OVERVIEW

Mathematics is needed for Business and Finance, Engineering, Science and Technology. Mathematics is also a fascinating subject in its own right.  The ability to solve mathematical problems will have a significant effect on the life chances of your child.  A good qualification in mathematics allows one to follow a wide range of professions and careers and increases opportunities and life chances. 
The curriculum is designed to be accessible and meet the needs of all students.  Students will develop problem solving techniques and use practical activities to develop understanding.

SCHEMES OF WORK

KEY STAGE 3

Year 7, 8 and 9 follow a differentiated scheme of work.  Our KS3 mathematics programme explores the key elements of number, algebra, ratio, proportion and rates of change, geometry and measures, probability and statistics.  The curriculum focuses on developing fluency, mathematical reasoning and competency in solving increasingly sophisticated problems, building on our students knowledge from KS2.  These skills are essential in order to achieve excellence in GCSE and A Level Mathematics.  We believe that our programme of study will develop confident and enthusiastic mathematicians, with a hunger for learning and a flair for solving real world problems.

KEY STAGE 4

All students sit two external examinations at the end of the GCSE course (June of Year 11).  One paper is non-calculator and in the second paper a calculator is allowed.
 
  • Internal examinations are taken each half-term throughout the course and regular testing of specific topic areas is also carried out.
  • Homework tasks are set each week and will include activities which revisit topics studied earlier in the course.  In Year 11 students are expected to complete weekly past papers, this ensures that revision is taking place throughout the school year.

KEY STAGE 5

Mathematics is a very popular and successful subject at Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, and we offer A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics.  We have a dedicated team of specialist A level teachers, all on hand to support students throughout the course.
 
  • There are 3 main areas in mathematics at A Level:
  • Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus (Differentiation and Integration and their applications.)
  • Mechanics: Application of Newtonian ideas to describe and predict real world situations; the main topics being Kinematics, Statics and Dynamics.
  • Statistics: Representation and analysis of data, including Probability, Probability Distributions, Linear Correlation and Linear Regression.

STAFF

Mrs R. Partington - Head of Department
Mrs C. Hodgkinson - Assistant Head of Department
Mrs P. Barker
Mrs C. Battle
Mr O. Benson
Miss A. Hughes
Ms J. McDonald
Mrs A. Peters
Mr B. Walsh

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 The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
Liverpool
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
Email: info@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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