The Mathematics Department at The MFG is staffed by a dedicated and enthusiastic team. Our team believes that the mathematics education we provide, should not only give students numeracy skills but also inspire an enjoyment and wonderment of this important subject.
KS3 is taught across Years 7 to 9, where we aim to encourage mastery and deeper understanding of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to make connections between the different strands of mathematics; number, ratio and proportion, algebra, geometry and measure, statistics and probability, in order to prepare them for the challenge of GCSE and beyond.
All work at Key Stage 3 is tailored in terms of difficulty to the students in each set.
Students are taught the GCSE content in Years 10 and 11. The GCSE course follows on from the KS3 scheme, building on knowledge and the skills required to solve problems at a higher level. GCSE entry is either at foundation or higher tier. Students are not only taught the mathematical skills required to prepare them for the exams, they are also encouraged to develop the skills required to interpret exam questions and use the correct language in worded questions.
The GCSE is assessed by three linear examinations with equal weighting, one non-calculator paper followed by two calculator papers. Each examination is 1 hour 30 minutes and all are taken at the end of Year 11. We currently use Edexcel examination board.