Mathematics and Statistics at The Magna Carta School has had great success over recent years by challenging all students to have an “I Can Do Maths!” attitude.
Our most recent 2017-18 results saw 88% of our students achieve a 4 or above in the Mathematics GCSE, with 28% achieving a 7 or above. This was an excellent achievement by our students and demonstrates the outstanding efforts by them and the teachers within the faculty. We are continually looking to reach new heights with our results, whilst ensuring that all students make at least their expected progress.
In September 2015, we introduced GCSE Statistics as an additional subject that is taught alongside GCSE Mathematics during Years 9 & 10. Students will be entered for this qualification at the end of Year 10 (with the exception of 2019 when both our Year 10 and Year 11 students will sit the new GCSE Statistics examination). Completing two qualifications in the subject area will open further opportunities for the students in the future.
We aim to develop confident thinkers who have the tools to overcome challenges positively and face adversity calmly. It is important to us that the students have the ability to be competent mathematicians upon leaving school, with the ability to tackle all the real world mathematics that comes their way.
In order to aid their development, opportunities are provided within the department for students to take part in UKMT National Competitions and local school competitions. Maths Week is an annual event in June, which sees students participate in a variety of lessons relating to money and finance, as well as more cross curricular related activities with a mathematics and statistics theme.
Throughout the school, the students learn through a combination of class teaching, group activities, and exercises from text books and worksheets. Students have on-line access to Maths textbooks at both KS3 and KS4. Assessments are planned throughout the year to monitor progress and inform future planning. Students are encouraged to identify their strengths and weaknesses and plan their own independent learning time to improve upon their skills. An outline of the topics covered for 2018-19 can be found in the documents below.
We hope that the challenge and support provided to our students allows them to be confident with numbers and skilled problem solvers for the next stage of their journey.