The mathematics faculty strives to fulfil the mission statement of All Saints Catholic College by:
- Aspiring to be a centre of excellence for team work at the college.
- Committing to constant improvement in the quality of teaching and learning.
- Dedicating to raising the expectations of all students.
- Supporting students to own their learning.
- Contributing to the standing of the college so that parents and guardians see it as first choice.
Mr C Mace | Faculty Leader
Mrs C Durrance | Teacher/Achievement Co-ordinator
Mr J Cassidy | Teacher
Mrs F Loonat | Teacher
Mr D Neilly | Teacher
Mrs C Pritchard | Teacher
Miss L Watson | Teacher
Mr S Winder | Teacher
Key Stage 3
The Key Stage 3 schedule is based on the National Curriculum and is a model of progression with five pathways referred to as Stages 6, 7, 8 and 9. Students follow the stage appropriate to their ability on entry to the college and their rate of progression through it
Minimum expected standard at end of KS2
Exceeding minimum expected standard at end of KS2
Key Stage 4
The Key Stage 4 schedule is based on the National Curriculum and the specifications of the AQA Mathematics Foundation and Higher tiers. All pupils study a three-year linear course and take their GCSE examination at the end of Y11.
Y11, Y10 and Y9 have moved to AQA Specification 8300, which is the new style GCSE where grade 9-1 will be awarded. We are no longer using the Edexcel specification.
- Ratio and Proportion
- Geometry and Measures
Assessment (AQA –Y11, Y10 & Y9)
- Three written papers: each contributes 1/3 of the final grade
- Foundation Tier grades 1-5 available
- Higher Tier grades 4-9 available (3 allowed)
- 1 hour 30 minutes for each paper (Foundation and Higher)
- 80 marks on each paper
- Paper 1 – Non-Calculator
- Paper 2 and 3 – Calculator
Higher Scheme of Work:
Foundation Scheme of Work:
AQA Specification for the new GCSE can be found here:
Resources for Students at home
- Students have log in details for these websites in their planners
- AQA GCSE Workbook and Revision Guide (Available on ParentPay).
Guidance for Parents and Carers
- Keep contact with school. Meet or talk with your child’s teacher to see if your child is actively involved in maths. Find out how you can help your child to better understand maths problems.
- Set high standards for your child in maths. Make sure your child is mathematically challenged and encourage his or her interest and pursuit of maths.
- Help children see that maths is very much a part of everyday life. From statistics in sports to the sale price of clothing, from the calories in food to the amount of fuel needed to travel.
- Point out that many jobs require maths. From the scientist to the doctor, from the manager to the newspaper salesman, from the computer programmer to the shop owner, all use maths.
- Stimulate your child’s interest in technology. Encourage your child to use calculators and computers to further learning.
- Play games that develop decision making and mental math skills. Many games involve patterns and probability. Play games from your own family traditions that use strategies to make decisions, solve problems, and develop an understanding about numbers.
- Positive attitudes about maths will reinforce encouragement. Your feelings will have an impact on how your children think about math and themselves as mathematicians. Positive attitudes about math are important in encouraging your child to think mathematically.
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