At Haydock High, we believe that to be successful in the 21st century students must be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. They must become numerate individuals, who are able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately in a variety of routine and non-routine problems.

At Key Stage 4 students are expected to undertake extended questions, or solve more complex problems and to develop their skills in communicating the results clearly.

All students will be entered at either Foundation or Higher Tier. The GCSE Mathematics course develops knowledge, skills and understanding of Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Statistics, and Mathematical Processes and Applications. Students will be supported in their studies with a variety of revision materials that includes MathsWatch, JustMaths and MathsBox Resources.

There is a comprehensive system of intervention and support to help all students achieve their potential in mathematics, this includes: small group and individual mentoring; extra study tasks; individual exam analysis and feedback; and regularly revision sessions.

Students need to bring Mathematical equipment to their Maths lessons. This includes a pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, compass and scientific calculator.

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Assessment Without Levels

The following document highlights the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.

Mathematics - Assessment Without Levels

Curriculum Content and Skills

Year 9/10

Name of Module/Unit

Autumn 1

Basic Number, Factors & Multiples
Rounding and Estimating
Basic Algebra Coordinates & Linear Graphs

Autumn 2

Angles, Scale Diagrams & Bearings
Properties of Polygon
Perimeter & Area
Circumference & Area

Spring 1

Fractions & Decimals
Basic percentages
Ratio & Proportion

Spring 2

Real Life Graphs
Solving Equations

Summer 1

Standard Form
Congruence & similarity
Basic Probability

Summer 2

Collecting & Representing Data
Statistical Measures
2D representations of 3D shapes
Construction and Loci

Year 11

In Year 11 each class follows an individually tailored curriculum plan in order to prepare students for their GCSE examinations. Currently all students in Year 11 are preparing for the new AQA GCSE Mathematics examinations in May. The GCSE maths is assessed with three examination papers, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. One is a non-calculator paper and the other two allow the use of a calculator.

Pupils are regularly assessed and provided with individual feedback. This determines which units of work need to be focussed on in order for pupils to achieve their full potential in GCSE Maths at Haydock High School.

Click on this document to view the Maths Assessment Criteria Grid

Mathematics Staff

Mr M. Griffiths Head of Department
Mrs J. Taylor Second in Department
Mrs K. Flanagan Numeracy Coordinator / Teacher of Mathematics
Miss H. Gornall Teacher of Mathematics
Mr D. Hodgson Teacher of Mathematics
Mr B. O'Neil Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs H. Osborne Teacher of Mathematics


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