Maths

The Maths Department consists of well qualified and enthusiastic teachers:

Mrs Emritte-Mungur (Head of Maths Faculty)

Mr Patel (Assistant Head and Teacher of Maths)

Miss Khan (Teacher of Maths and Business Studies)

Miss Panchbhaya ( Second in Faculty and Numeracy coordinator)

 

Aims

At Preston Muslim Girls High School, we believe that mathematics is a vital tool in everyday living. It contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics being such an important core subject, much emphasis is put on the way it is taught. Our aims in the Maths Department are to:

  • ensure a smooth transition for pupils between Key Stages
  • set challenging targets with high expectations for all pupils
  • provide extra-curricular enrichment opportunities to enhance pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics through various competitions namely the UK Junior, Senior and Team Maths Challenges.

 

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

We follow the National Curriculum frameworks for KS3.

At Key Stage 3 learners have 5 x 50 minute lessons of maths a week. Mathematics at Key Stage 3 is delivered using rich tasks, functional maths, a variety of VAK activities and cooperative learning (using a variety of Kagan Structures) along with traditional teaching with a focus on problem solving.

Key Stage 4

For KS4 we follow the new GCSE Mathematics Linear specification for the Edexcel board.

All pupils in Year 9, 10 & 11 are taught 4 x 50 minute lessons of maths a week.

The GCSE Mathematics exams is taken at the end of Year 11.

 

The components of the GCSE Maths Exam:

Paper 1        Non Calculator       1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2        Calculator              1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 3        Calculator               1 hour 30 minutes

Booster sessions are run throughout the year for pupils to benefit from extra revision and preparation for exams.

Intervention sessions are in place as in class as well as booster classes for underachieving students from each year group.

Facilities in the Maths Department

The maths department is fully equipped with the latest technology, software and interactive whiteboards which assist in the delivery of well-planned and innovative lessons. Students are well engaged in their learning. Furthermore, they all learners have access to MyMaths website which is a vital tool in promoting learning.

Our objective is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence in any spheres of their life.

Results

Our results for the Maths for Summer 2016

A* – C                   77%

Useful Links

A collection of useful links to help with revision and consolidation of work is given below.

Mymaths

Revision world

BBC bitesize

Study Maths

Corbettmaths

Just Maths