Mathematics

At Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) pupils at Woodlands follow a scheme of work which is structured and written to help each pupil build upon their existing knowledge. The schemes are flexible and offer differentiation allowing for a tailored progression to the next level.

 

Pupils study Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Geometry and Measure, Probability, Statistics and Data Handling.

WJEC Entry level Qualification

 

This provides a more relevant curriculum for pupils who are working

below GCSE level. The assessment consists of one written

examination paper together with Board-prescribed

externally-moderated coursework.

 

WJEC GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Numeracy

 

The assessment consists of written examination papers taken at the

end of the course of study. Two separate qualifications are available

enabling pupils to obtain separate GCSEs in both Mathematics and

Numeracy.

 

GCSE Maths qualifications are designed to help students engage with

and succeed in maths. At Woodlands pupils have the opportunity to

build on existing mathematical skills and, when appropriate, acquire

new ones, both with and without a calculator.

 

Pupils are also able to progress at a rate that suits them, as they

receive individualised tuition. Teachers recognise that pupils learn in different ways and although paper – based methods are very important (as the examinations are in that form); other methods including more practical/hands-on techniques, mathematical games and interactive computer exercises are also used when appropriate.

 

WJEC Additional Maths and GCE AS and A level Mathematics are also available to pupils.

Intervention

 

As well as offering qualification-based courses, we offer intervention lessons for pupils who need extra support in maths. These lessons aim at raising levels of understanding so the pupil can fully access the subject with confidence and reach their full potential.

Our intervention lessons use a mixture of resources and cover all abilities using a range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities to appeal to all our learners.

“I enjoy maths at Woodlands, it can be challenging but I love to face challenges.”

Student