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 twoyear 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 noncalculator 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 twoyear 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.