The aims set out below are consistent with the National Curriculum.
In St Mary's Mathematics depatment we encourage pupils to:
a) consolidate their understanding of maths;
b) be confident in their use of maths;
c) develop the confidence to use maths to tackle problems in the work place and everyday life;
d) take increasing responsibility for their work;
e) develop an ability to think and reason mathematically;
f) make connections between different areas of maths;
g) realise the application of maths in the world around them;
h) use ICT appropriately
i) develop a firm foundation for appropriate further study
- Mr Mallon (HOD)
- Mrs Watson
- Mrs Monaghan
- Mr Moore
- Mr Fryer
- Mrs Dunne (Numeracy Coordinator)
- Ms Mc Laughlin (Vice principal)
- Mr Sweeney
A high percentage of pupils probably do not think that Maths has something to offer them, however, in St Mary's Maths depatment we hope to begin the process were pupils think logically and develop problem-solving skills that will help in their future studies and careers. Pupils will also be asked to: (a) manage information (b) work with others (c) self manage and (d) be creative
Within the first week or two of entry to St Mary's we will test pupils (using Alfie) to ascertain their mathematical level and place them in a group matched to their ability. This test will be repeated throughout to check progress. Movement between groups will normally take place after Christmas or Summer exams.
Pupils will follow the statutory requirements as outlined in the specifications for Mathematics (including Financial Capability) and will complete 3 'Using Maths Tasks' in Year 10 as part of their assessment.
For GCSE Maths we are currently in transition from AQA to the CCEA examining board.
Foundation Tier pupils will study Unit T1 or T2 (45%) plus Unit T5 (55%) - Grades C - G available
Higher Tier pupils will study Unit T3 or T4 (45%) plus Unit T6 (55%) - Grades A* - D available
Both tiers will cover the following areas:
Number and algebra; Geometry and measures; and Statistics and probability
We offer 'A' Level Maths (either in-house or through the Foyle Learning Community). This is a demanding subject therefore it is desirable that pupils have studied high level maths achieving a Grade A or better.
2014/15 GCSE Results
A* - C 68.3%% achieved
A* - E 89.4% achieved
2014/15 AS Results
A - C 12.5% achieved
A - E 62.5% achieved
2014/15 A Level Results
A - C N/A
A - E N/A