Mathematics

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7 & 8 receive three 60 minute lessons per week, and pupils in Year 9 receive four 60 minute lessons per week. All year groups receive homework each week, as is the policy at Hollingworth. Pupils are taught in set groups and progress is tracked and monitored by an Assistant Head of Mathematics to provide additional support and intervention. All groups are given a pre-test at the beginning of each half term to assess prior knowledge which ensures lessons are delivered at a level that is challenging for the pupils. At the end of each half term pupils are given a post-test on the content they have covered that half term which will shows how much progress they have made. All year groups in key stage 3 are given a summative test at the end of the school year to gauge their progress over the whole year.

Year 7 Curriculum Plan

Year 8 Curriculum Plan

Year 9 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive four 60 minute lessons a week with homework set once or twice a week. Pupils are currently preparing for the new two year GCSE course to be taken with the Edexcel examination board (100% examinations). Pupils are taught in set groups and progress is tracked and monitored by the Head of Mathematics to provide additional support and intervention. As with key stage 3 all groups are given a pre-test at the beginning of each half term to assess prior knowledge which ensure lessons are delivered at a level that is challenging for the pupils. At the end of each half term pupils are given a post-test on the content they have covered that half term which shows how much progress they have made. Year 10 and 11 pupils will complete 3 summative assessments per year in the form of mock examinations in order to identify topics for improvement.

Curriculum

KS4 Curriculum Plan

Extended Curriculum

After School Clubs

The Mathematics department runs several popular after school clubs:

GCSE Courses for Mathematics

Subject Key Stage 4
Mathematics Pearson Edexcel Level 1/ Level 2 GSCE in Mathematics (1MA1)