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Maths

maths5At Key Stage 3 students are placed in ability groups in the first two weeks of coming to Conisborough College in Year 7 and are regularly tested, regrouped and monitored to check their progress.

Homework is set on a regular basis on MyMaths website, where students have their own personal login and can track their progress.

In all Year groups students will experience investigative and problem-solving exercises, as well as developing mental and number skills.  Practical equipment, computers and calculators are encouraged so having your own mathematical equipment and calculator is very important. Your homework will be checked regularly and throughout this time, you could be re-grouped according to your test results and general progress

Key Stage 4 Course Content

  • Maths remains a compulsory subject.
  • Students will develop key knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:
    Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability
  • Students will also learn to apply their knowledge and skills to real life functional situations and communicate their results in a variety of forms.

Examination Details:

  • These exams take place in Year 11.
  • Students follow the new 2015 Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 9-1 specification 1MA1. There is emphasis on problem solving and mathematical reasoning, with more marks being allocated to these higher order skills.
  • The three assessment objectives are AO1: applying standard techniques, 50% foundation and 40% higher; AO2: reasoning, interpreting and communicating, 25% foundation 30% higher; AO3: solving non-routine problems in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts, 25% foundation 30% higher.
  • Students sit 3 papers at the end of Year 11: Paper 1 Non-Calculator; Paper 2 Calculator; Paper 3 Calculator. All 3 exam papers are marked out of 80.

A good knowledge of maths demonstrates logical thinking skills which are desirable in any career.

Maths specific career paths include Aviation, Computer Programming, Engineering, Economics, Financial Analysis, Physics, Research (in many fields of expertise) and of course Teaching.


Statistics

The statistics course comprises of the following key skills;

  • Planning and data collection
  • Processing, representing and analysing data
  • Reasoning, interpreting and discussing results
  • Probability

If Maths interests you, you should consider studying statistics at GCSE level. It encourages problem-solving and complements the GCSE mathematics curriculum.

GCSE Statistics emphasizes the theoretical, practical and applied nature of Mathematics.

With consistently high results, boasting 87% and 90% A*-C grades in recent years, statistics is an excellent choice.

It's engaging and enriching, enhances key disciplines and supports progression through statistics and other related disciplines.

Exam Details

100% Exam

Career Opportunities

Banking and Finance, Actuarial, Operational Research, Computing, Engineering, Advertising, Statistician, Government





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London SE6 2SE

Tel: 020 8461 9600

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