Weobley High – Mathematics
Weobley’s Mathematics department is fully committed to student achievement and looks forward to supporting you through your education at the school and ensuring you achieve examination results of which you can be proud.
We are continuously developing and individualising the curriculum to meet each student’s needs and maximize their achievement. We set challenging targets for our students and monitor their progress regularly.
Key Stage 3
Students in Years 7 and 8 have three hours of maths per week with 4 hours in year 9. Students study topics under the headings of Number, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics and are taught in groups set by ability. Our focus is on developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving in line with National Curriculum expectations.
In addition our department offers pupils the opportunity to carry out maths investigations once a term to deepen their understanding of mathematics and develop their skills in using and applying their knowledge. Pupils will also complete a Data Handling Project each summer term so that they can apply their knowledge of Statistics to solving a real life hypothesis.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage Four all students study Edexcel linear GSCE Mathematics at either Foundation (grades 1-5) or Higher (grades 4-9) depending on their ability. Students who show a strong aptitude for both Mathematics and English may be put into an Express group at KS4, in which case they will have the opportunity to study for the very highest grades.
How can I help my child do better at maths
These are some of the ways you can help your child.
- Involve your child in everyday maths, such as telling the time, working out change in a shop, calculating quantities for a recipe, playing board games – anything and everything that helps them practise their mental maths skills.
- Use the internet. All of our pupils are given a password to use the MyMaths website. There are other useful sites available, some of which are listed here
- My Maths
- BBC GCSE Bitesize Maths
- BBC KS3 Bitesize Maths
- Mr Barton Maths
- Maths Genie
- Corbett Maths
- How to help your child engage in mathematics and numeracy
- Come and talk to us. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s maths come and see us at one of the parent surgery evenings – we will be happy to help.
The Subject Leader is Mr D Dyer, to whom all queries regarding Mathematics at Weobley should be made.