Class changes and tier of entry are made as appropriate.Pupils are regularly set homework and learning tasks.
They will have the opportunity to sit T4 in January of Year 12.
All pupils need to sit a completion paper in module T5 or T6 in June of year 12.
The Further Mathematics classes operate as ‘twilight’ classes, two evenings per week, after school.
The taught programme begins midway through Year 11 and continues throughout Year 12.
Description of Department: The Mathematics department seeks to provide a learning environment which will stimulate and encourage pupils by producing thought provoking and challenging work.
We have high expectations of our pupils and aim that each will achieve their full potential.This programme affords students the opportunity of accessing a 10 GCSE.Again, the programme delivered is the CEA Specification for GCSE Further Mathematics.Whilst Grade C is considered a ‘Pass’ grade in GCSE, many universities are now requesting a minimum of Grade B in GCSE Mathematics for entry to various courses.Tiers of Entry [ GCSE Further Mathematics is currently offered to a selected group of Year 11 students who exhibit considerable strength in the initial months of their GCSE Mathematics study.Modules T5 and T6 are studied in Year 12 depending on the performance and ability of the individual pupil.High achievers are given the option of studying T4 module content before starting the T6 module.All pupils in Years 8 to 10 follow the revised Northern Ireland curriculum include units on Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Data Handling.They complete 3 sets of assessments per year as well as Key Stage 3 Using Mathematics assessments.In Year 8 and 9 Mathematics is taught in form groups.Year 10 pupils are set to ensure that each pupil is working at a pace corresponding with their ability.