Mathematics

General Information

All pupils study Maths throughout their time at Hull Trinity House Academy.  All years have four lessons per week.  

Staffing

Staff MemberRole
 Mr M. Thomas Subject Leader of Maths
 Associate Assistant Principal
 Mr S. Woods Maths Teacher
 Second in Department
 Mr T. Kelsey Maths Teacher  
 House Leader of Harrison House
 Mr M. Hall Maths Teacher
 Miss R. Thompson Maths Teacher
 Mr. L Ryder Maths HLTA and intervention support 

Key Stage 3

During years 7 and 8, we follow a mastery scheme of work which covers all areas of the maths curriculum and focusses on preparing the pupils to have all the necessary basic skills to start the GCSE.  

Key Stage 4

We start the GCSE syllabus in year 9 and follow a 3 year scheme of work.  The work for GCSE is supported by the use of new Pearson’s textbooks and is separated in to Higher and Foundation courses.

All exams in Maths take place in June of year 11 and we are currently working towards the Edexcel GCSE for all year groups.  

Exam Board: Edexcel
2 TiersHigher or Foundation 
3 Papers for each tierEach paper is 1 ½ hours longAny topic can be tested on each paper
 1 Calculator and 2 Non-CalculatorNo formula page (you must learn most formulas)
Content
The assessment in the GCSE covers the following   topics in the following weightings.                                                                      Foundation
- Number: 22-28% weighting 
- Algebra: 17-23% weighting 
- Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change: 22-28%   weighting 
- Geometry and Measure: 12-18% weighting 
- Statistics and Probability: 12-18% weighting 
Higher
- Number: 12-18% weighting 
- Algebra: 27-33% weighting 
- Ratio, Proportion and Rate of Change: 17-23%   weighting 
- Geometry and Measure: 17-23% weighting 
- Statistics and Probability: 12-18% weighting
Revision Resources
Hegarty Maths website 
CGP Revision Guide
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Higher or Foundation   available with workbook (ask class teacher for information) 
Question level Analysis data (provided by teacher) 
Pinpoint Booklets (provided by teacher)
Revision Techniques
Question Level AnalysisThis will highlight all of the areas and topics   that you have done well and badly in a mock exam. Focus your revision on topics you got wrong from   the beginning of the paper to maximise the marks you gain from easier   questions.
Hegarty MathsClip numbers are listed against each question on   Question Level Analysis sheet after mock exams.Log on and type the clip numbers of any topic you   need to revise into the search bar. Watch the video and then do the quiz.Try topics a couple of times to consolidate   understanding (make sure you get 100% on quizzes).
Past Papers / Mock PapersReview mock papers to check mistakes. Look at mark schemes/ modelled answers to see how   to correctly answer. Use revision guide / Hegarty Maths to do more   questions to practice and consolidate.Use practice papers to look at more exam style   questions – review in same way as mock exams.
Flash CardsWrite explanations / methods for common problems   on one side of cardWrite topic name or question on otherTest yourself on a regular basis
Formulae / Key information Cards / postersUse in same way Flash Cards but write name /   topic / question type on one sideWrite clear formula / information on other to   check recall of factsAll required formulas are in planners and other   key information is in revision booklet
Revision GuideRevision guides are an alternative source of explanations   and practice questionsChoose topics from QLA in same way as choosing   Hegarty maths topics
Kim’s GameKim’s game can be used for practising formula and   key factsWrite out formulas a number of time (such as on   flash cards) but leave part of it outThe idea is you work out what is missing and it   helps you remember the full formulaLook up technique on internet to get best use out   of it

Key Stage 5

Alongside Maritime studies in years 12 and 13, pupils are able to take an A-Level in Maths through Hull Trinity House Nautical College.  The course is suitable for confident Higher GCSE students with at least a Grade 6 and It is also taught at Carmalite House with all other post 16 courses.  We follow the AQA A-Level Maths course with exams being taken in June of Year 13.

Enrichment

Alongside the usual curriculum, the Maths Department also runs after school enrichment classes for selected high achieving pupils in a Further Maths GCSE course and regularly enter pupils for UK Maths Challenge competitions and team challenges.