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Maths 

Welcome to the Maths subject page. Below you will find a curriculum map which gives an overview of the Maths that it taught in each year group. If you need any further information, please contact the Head of Department, Mrs Bailey, at kbailey@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk or Mrs McBeath (Primary phase) at jmcbeath@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk.

Click here to see a visual representation of our Maths curriculum from Year 7 - Year 13

Maths Curriculum Map - EYFS to Year 13 

Homework

Primary Maths homework may be set from Year 1 upwards. Children will be given a username and password by their Class Teacher and can access homework on MyMaths.

Secondary phase homework is set on a regular basis by the class teacher and can be accessed by logging into your Go4Schools account. 

Follow this link to HegartyMaths to enhance your learning: 

Each task on HegartyMaths has a video which accompanies it. If pupils are struggling, they must watch the video. Clicking the 'Get Help' button while looking at a question will open the video at the part they need. Pupils can also ask questions to their teacher by using the text box. All parents/carers are asked to check HegartyMaths on a regular basis to see if any tasks are outstanding.

For guidance on logging in to HegartyMaths click HERE. If your child needs their password resetting they should email their Mathematics teacher.

For guidance on answering questions click HERE.

Hegarty Heroes

The Mathematics Department are running an incentive scheme for any pupils completing independent study in their own time using HegartyMaths. Pupils are encouraged to complete 'Fix-Up-5's' or 'Memri' tasks, as this helps with retrieval of previous content. Certificates are handed out fortnightly and winners names are posted to our social media channels. There is a prize draw at the end of each term. If your name makes it on to the leader board (example below) during the fortnight period, this equals one entry to the prize draw. 

Enrichment

The enrichment opportunities will be updated early in the new academic year. 

Ability Grouping

Maths is taught in groups based on ability from Year 7 to Year 11.

A-Level Maths is taught in a mixed ability group in Sixth Form. 

Teaching Staff 

Mrs K Bailey (Head of Maths Faculty)

Mr J Jansen Van Rensburg

Mrs J McBeath (Primary Maths Lead)

Mrs G Macwilliam

Miss C Belding

Mrs L Middleditch

Mrs A Bodede

Mr C Nahajski

Mrs J Everett

Mr L Oliver-Jackson

Mrs H Fiore

Mr L Skillern

Mr E Isaacson

 

 

Curriculum 

Primary Phase

 

At Cromwell Community College, children are taught Mathematics using the concrete, pictorial, abstract approach, where children first explore a new concept using practical, physical resources, before looking at how the same concept could be represented pictorially before learning what this concept might look like in an abstract, written calculation. For example, when being introduced to division, the children would first lean by sharing concrete objects, such as sweets into groups, then they might represent this pictorially by drawing sweets in different groups, before being introduced to the written, abstract calculation 14 ÷ 2.

 

  

Click here to view the Multiplication Tables Progression 

Useful Parent Guides

Further useful links and documents that we use to support the teaching of Mathematics can be found below:

 

 

 

Key Stage 3

What do we teach?

Please follow the link at the top of this page to view the Maths Curriculum Map.

How do we assess learning?

Follow the links below to determine if your child is working to secure level:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2 Autumn Term 2 Autumn Term 2

 

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 1MA1 

What will I study?

You will study content across the following topics: Number, Ratio Proportion and Rates of Change, Algebra, Statistics and Probability and Geometry and Measures. Within these topics, you will learn to apply standard techniques, with a focus on reasoning, interpreting and communicating. There is a greater emphasis making connections between these topics, and being able to apply the mathematics learned to problem solve, including non-routine problems in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.  GCSE mathematics, is designed to help you gain a level of confidence and fluency that will provide a strong understanding and foundation for the rest of your learning and working lives.   

How will I learn?

You will be encouraged to find mathematics a meaningful, worthwhile and stimulating subject.  You will be guided to apply skills you develop to everyday situations, so that you understand the part which mathematics plays in the world around you.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of the course, you are assessed by sitting three 1 ½ hour exam papers at either foundation or higher level. Paper one is non-calculator.  Papers two and three are calculator papers. Each paper has equal weighting. You will be expected to memorise formulae.  At regular intervals you will sit internal assessments designed to test your understanding and progress and to help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses. These internal assessments will help us determine which tier of entry you will take.

Click here to view the GCSE Maths exam specification 

Will there be any controlled assessment?

Your GCSE course in mathematics is a non-coursework option. There is no controlled assessment.

Will there be independent study?

You will be expected to work independently and with other people to explore mathematics. You will certainly be expected to work at home.  For all examinations, careful and thorough revision is very important. 

What do I need for Mathematics?

You should ensure that you have all necessary mathematical equipment for all lessons, including a scientific calculator.

Where can this course take me?

The understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes is fundamental to dealing with everyday problems, but it is more.  The study of mathematics can be a goal within its own right, it is also a key factor in employment in commerce and industry and especially so in the fields of accountancy, finance, management and administration, marketing, science, engineering, ICT, computer studies, teaching, economics, statistics and many more. 

Key Stage 5 

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9MA0)

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Further Mathematics (8FM0)

A level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques required in the workplace, while providing a strong foundation for studies in a multiple range of subjects, including Science, Engineering, Geography and Computing. As Science and Technology continue to become more complex, so the demand for mathematicians will continue to grow.

What will I study?

The A level course is composed of pure, mechanical and statistics, taught over two years, and assessed by external exams at the end of the two years.

The AS Further Mathematics course is composed of pure, decision and statistics taught over two years and assessed by external exams at the end of two years

Course Specific Entry Requirements

To study A Level Mathematics you will need to have studied GCSE Mathematics to the higher level and gained at least a Grade 6.

To study AS Further Mathematics you need to have studied GCSE Mathematics to the higher level and gained at least a Grade 7.

Examination Board: Edexcel

Click here to view the A Level Mathematics exam specification 

Click here to view the AS Further Mathematics exam specification 

AQA Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

Core Maths is a course for those who want to keep up their valuable maths skills but are not planning to take AS or A Level Mathematics. At the end of the two year course, you will come out with a level 3 qualification in Mathematical Studies from the AQA examination board, similar to an AS.

The skills developed in the study of mathematics are increasingly important in the workplace and in higher education, studying Core Maths will help you keep up these essential skills. Most students who study Maths after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning potential.

Although Core Maths is a new course, several universities have already come out in strong support of it. Even subjects like History now recognise the importance of statistics and so a Core Maths qualification will help you hit the ground running at university.

Employers from all different sectors are also firmly behind the Core Maths qualification. Many roles in today's workplace require high levels of budget management and problem solving skills. Core Maths will be a useful tool in equipping you with these skills.

What will I study?

  • Representing Data Numerically
  • Representing Data diagrammatically
  • Percentages
  • Interest Rates
  • Perimeter, Circumference and Area
  • Similarity and Pythagoras
  • Surface Area
  • Graphical Representation
  • Equation of Straight Lines
  • Regression Lines
  • Taxation
  • Repayments and Credit
  • Solution to Financial Problems
  • Critical Analysis
  • Limits of Accuracy
  • Personal Finance 

Course Specific Entry Requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths.

Examination Board:  AQA

Click here to view the Level 3 Core Maths exam specification