Mathematics

REVISION - click to view a timetable of GCSE Maths revision on Thursdays

Year 10 Statistics Revision - click to view

Year 11 Revision booklet - click to view

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2016 - Excellent Result for Portchester School - click to view

 Overview

The Mathematics Department is committed to raising the Numeracy standards of all students so that they develop familiarity and understanding of mathematical concepts, methods and vocabulary in all areas of the curriculum. We aim to equip students with the ability to think independently, to solve problems, to reason mathematically and to develop mathematical fluency.

Students are placed in ability groups from Year 7, which allows for the most able to work at a fast pace and be encouraged to think independently and the students who need more support can then work in smaller groups with help from Learning Support Assistants.

GCSE Statistics is offered as an extra qualification to the most able students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge.

Students follow a Scheme of Work based on the new National Curriculum requirements. It comprises of the following mathematical processes and applications:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

The GCSE Mathematics examination is taken at Higher or Foundation level.

From 2017, GCSE Mathematics will change the way in which it is assessed and the new grade structure will run from 1 to 9. In the Higher tier, grades will be awarded from 4 to 9; in the Foundation tier, grades will be awarded from 1 to 5.

Teaching Staff

To email click on the link or add @portchester.hants.sch.uk to the name

Mrs C Eckworth       Subject Leader d.eckworth
Mrs L Fowles Assistant Subject Leader l.fowles
Mr N Barrett Head of Year 11, Mathematics Teacher n.barrett
Miss K Kennard Head of Year 8, Mathematics Teacher k.Kennard
Mr C James Head of Year 10, Mathematics Teacher  c.james
Mrs K Lewry Mathematics Teacher k.lewry
Mr D Bohannan Mathematics Teacher d.bohannan
Mr J Harvey Deputy Head, Mathematics Teacher j.harvey

Useful Websites

http://www.mymaths.co.uk/

http://www.mangahigh

Programme of Study - click to view larger version