Mathematics

Head of department:

J Blanshard

Subject Overview:

Welcome to the Mathematics Department at New Line Learning Academy. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the maths department. Last academic year we saw a significant rise in our GCSE examination results. We believe in promoting independent thinking and creating a safe learning environment for our students to make mistakes, to improve and to achieve. The maths department consists of a dedicated team whose aim is to support and nurture our learners.

 

Key Stage 3  

Key Stage 3 Overview 

Our key stage three students follow a three tiered scheme depending on prior attainment. They will study topics from the Number, Algebra, Data and Shape and Space components of the curriculum. Students will be exposed to problem solving activities and applied mathematical tasks. Students are assessed every two weeks by means of a mini topic test and once every term with a paper which consolidates their learning.

Key Stage 4 

Key Stage 4 Overview

At NLL we sit the EDEXCEL GCSE examination. Students will either undertake the Foundation or Higher route depending on prior attainment. The exam consists of three papers, one non calculator and two calculator papers. Students are expected to be able to solve mathematical problems and know key formula off by heart. We offer extra interventions during after school sessions for key stage 4 students. Students are assessed every two weeks by means of a mini topic test and once every term with a past GCSE examination paper.