MATHS

The Aims of Mathematics Department

  • Set challenging targets with high expectations for all students

  • Offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate students

  • Enable students to develop their mathematical skills with confidence and enjoyment.

  • Assist students to develop the ability to apply Mathematics in everyday situations.

  • Develop students’ abilities to reason logically, to classify, generalise and to prove.

  • Explore enrichment opportunities outside the curriculum to enhance students’ enjoyment of Mathematics

Dungannon Cookstown ALC Numeracy Best Practice Guidelines

KS3 Curriculum (Years 8, 9 and 10)

At KS3 all students follow the same curriculum with lessons appropriately differentiated.  Students cover the full Key Stage 3 curriculum covering Number, Shape and Space, Data Handling, Algebra and Measures. Lessons are varied and feature activities, problem solving tasks and small group work. There are 4 assessments in the year including 2 examinations, one in December and the other in June.

 

KS4 Curriculum (Years 11/12)

 

GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board: CCEA

This is a two-year unitised course, with a new specification for first teaching from September 2017. It is assessed by exam only, there is no coursework or controlled assessment.

 

Two Modules:

 Year 11 – 45% of GCSE – one calculator paper

 Year 12 – 55% of GCSE – two papers – one non-calculator and one calculator.

 

Both exams are on the same day.

 

GCSE Further Mathematics

Exam Board: CCEA

This is a new specification for first teaching from September 2017. It is a two-year unitised course assessed by exam only, there is no coursework or controlled assessment.

 

Three Modules:

 Year 11 –         Unit 1 Pure Mathematics worth 50% of GCSE

 Year 12 –         Unit 2 Mechanics worth 25% of GCSE

                        Unit 3 Statistics worth 25% of GCSE

Departmental Staff

 

Mr K O'Boyle (Head of Department)

Mrs M Casey

Mr S Forker

Mrs C Hughes

Mr R Litter

Miss D McGorrey

Mrs C Morgan

Mrs C Magee

Miss C O’Neill

KS5 Curriculum (Years 13/14)

 

The A level course comprises the AS together with the second half of the A level course, referred to as A2

 

Year 13:

Students will study three units in year 13, each worth 16% of the A Level qualification.

Unit AS 1:         Pure Mathematics (C1)

Unit AS 2:         Pure Mathematics (C2)

Unit AS 3:         Mechanics (M1)

 

All are examined by an external written examination at the end of Year 13.

 

Year 14:

In addition to completing the AS examinations in Year 13, students studying for the full GCE Mathematics qualification will study three further units in year 14, each worth 16% of the A Level qualification.

Unit 1:   Pure Mathematics (C3)

Unit 2:   Pure Mathematics (C4)

Unit 3:   Statistics (S1)

 

All are examined by an external written examination at the end of Year 14.

Holy Trinity College 9-29 Chapel Street Cookstown / email: info@holytrinityc.cookstown.ni.sch.uk

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