Maths Resources

 

Mathematics at Robertsbridge Community College

Welcome to the Mathematics Department at Robertsbridge Community College.  Mathematics is a core subject, with all students completing their G.C.S.E. at the end of Key Stage 4.  

Meet the Department

Miss Powell – Department Leader
Mr Carthew – Second in Department
Mrs Brindle
Mr Bourner
Miss Ali

Equipment

Students are required to bring all equipment to lessons in order to make best use of lesson time.  This includes a protractor, pair of compasses and scientific calculator.

Homework

Homework is set every lesson and is usually due in by the next maths lesson.

 
Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Using Key Stage 2 data and numeracy assessment, pupils are grouped in six sets by ability.  Pupils have eight 50 minute lessons every two weeks. 

Download Year 7 Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work (pdf)

Download Year 8 Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work (pdf)

Grade 9 – Sets 1, 2
Grade 7-8 – Sets 3, 4, 5
Grade 5-6 Set 6

Key Stage 4

From year 9 onwards pupils follow a programme of study in order to take the EdExcel Mathematics G.C.S.E.  Pupils have ten 50 minute lessons every two weeks.  There are five sets in Years 9 and 10 and six sets in Year 11.

G.C.S.E (9-1) Mathematics (Edexcel Linear A)

There are two tiers of entry, Foundation and Higher.   The qualification is graded on a scale from 1 to 9, with 9 being the highest grade.  Pupils sit three, equally weighted, written examination papers (Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long):

Paper 1 Non Calculator

Paper 2 Calculator

Paper 3 Calculator

Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5

Higher tier: grades 4 to 9

Download Year 9 Key Stage 4 Scheme of Work (link pending)

Grade 9 – Sets 1, 2
Grade 7-8 – Sets 3, 4
Grade 5-6  Set 5

Download Year 10 Key Stage 4 Scheme of Work (link pending)

Grade 9 – Sets 1, 2
Grade 7-8 – Sets 3, 4
Grade 5-6  Set 5

Download Year 11 Key Stage 4 Scheme of Work (link pending)

Grade 9 – Sets 1, 2
Grade 7-8 – Sets 3, 4, 5
Grade 5-6  Set 6

 
Student Resources

'The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.'      Paul Halmos

Here you can find resources and guidance to reinforce learning carried out in class and to complete successful revision.

Useful Websites

(NB: Links below open in a new browser window).

Each student has an individual login and password (If you need a reminder see your class teacher).  MyMaths provides lessons on all topics and tasks to complete.  This is useful, not only for revision, but to help you understand something you may have struggled with in class.


Revision Apps

Revision Tips

  • Practice! Practice! Practice!  The key to revising maths is to practice as many questions as possible.  To revise maths, you need to do maths!
  • Use all resources available to you - revision guides, maths websites, morning intervention, after school revision, your maths teacher.
  • Make sure you revise topics you struggle with first.  Do what you can't do, not what you can.
  • Revise for short periods of time.  Make sure you eat, drink and take regular rest breaks.