The Mathematics Department at West Hill School aim to expose all pupils to a wealth of mathematical skills, enabling them to approach real world issues in a logical and analytical way. This is realised through quality teaching and learning experiences, whilst developing independence and resilience in pupils through their mathematics journey.
Curriculum Information - Maths
To support your son’s learning and engagement in maths he needs to have the following equipment:
- 2 pens (black or blue)
- Green pen
- 2 pencils
- Scientific calculator (we recommend the Casio FX-85GTX)
- Pencil sharpener
- Protractor (angle measurer)
- Glue stick
The teachers in the department and the maths technician do sell most of this in school, equipment should be bought outside of lesson time however.
To support pupils learning the curriculum maps and maths resources are available on the school’s VLE. All pupils have their own log on details for this.
We use www.hegartymaths.com for home learning. The learning is delivered in the form of a video which is watched in full and notes are taken and then followed by a set of quiz questions which are based on the video. As the work is marked electronically pupils receive instant feedback and pupils can have multiple attempts at each quiz should they need it. They can also get help during the questions should they need this. The results are displayed in a user friendly report which allows pupils (parents and carers) and teachers to track progress and see exactly what pupils did, when and for how long. Pupils can complete any extra work they choose to from this beyond the set tasks.
Pupils will be offered the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of resources over their time at West Hill School. These are offered to pupils to support learning and reflect the stage they are at within their mathematics education.
Pupils have access to the PiXL Maths App and the PiXL Times Tables App both are available for smartphones, tablets or computers.
|PiXL Times Tables|
Pupils study the AQA Mathematics GCSE 8300 course at the foundation or higher tier. This course is assessed by three examination papers at the end of Year 11 – 1 non-calculator paper and 2 calculator papers. Further details are available from the examination board here.