Many employer surveys highlight the shortage of job applicants with adequate Maths skills and a significant number of careers now demand a proven ability in Maths as a basic entry requirement.
Maths qualifications are increasingly needed for entry to academic, vocational and professional courses - ranging from the sciences to financial services, nursing, and construction or engineering courses.
Mathematics also helps you to appreciate the beauty of the world around you. From the sheer height of the tallest structures, to the tiling patterns on the walls of ancient buildings. From looking at the stars and planets in the sky, to the Fibonacci spirals evident in sunflowers and common vegetables.
You will study modules in Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. Each module will last around 1/3 weeks. You will be tested every half term and the results of these tests, combined with your teacher’s assessment of your performance in lessons, will go towards determining your progress rates throughout the year.
You will be expected to develop fluency in all of the above mathematical areas, as well as practising the skills of reasoning and problem solving.
You will follow the GCSE course with the OCR exam board. You will continue to study modules in Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability, but there will be an increasing emphasis on:
At both key stages, you will be expected try your best in lessons, to produce neat work of a high standard, and to work independently as you prepare for tests and examinations. You will also complete homework set via the Hegarty Maths website. For those students who do not have internet access at home or through a data plan there will be opportunities to do this via the school's Enrichment Programmes.
In order to help you achieve your goals, Sirius Academy North Maths Department have recommended the following websites:
View / download Sirius Academy North Numeracy Book here.