Maths

Vision

At Ruislip High School we begin with the expectation that every student is enabled to study mathematics post-16. We ensure all students develop the knowledge of mathematical content and methods required for adult life and create the learning environment that encourages enjoyment of our subject. Students develop constructive attitudes and build confidence in order to become independent thinkers and learners.

From Year 7 to the GCSE exams in the summer of Year 11, students follow a five-year scheme of learning.

Key Stage 3

Information

During Key Stage 3 students will be studying topics from these main areas:

- Number and Algebra – Ratio, Proportion, Rates of Change – Geometry and Measures – Probability and Statistics

Alongside the topics listed above, we also deliver the Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics Education programme to Years 7 and 8, to build thinking skills and challenge their misconceptions.

We provide students with a solid foundation in their understanding to help them through their GCSEs.

Year 7:
We extend students’ understanding at Key Stage 2 further, familiarising them with more technical methods and vocabulary.


Year 8:
We link students’ classroom learning with the world around them, helping their understanding and realising relevance of mathematics.


Year 9:
Students are prepared for Key Stage 4 as they consolidate their knowledge and independent learning skills.

Key Stage 4

Information

We offer both the Higher and the Foundation tiers for the Edexcel course.

The course covers a vast range of content from analysing and representing statistics to solving geometric problems using trigonometry. A range of interactive resources are used in the classroom to enrich the students’ learning.

Students will be examined at the end of Year 11, sitting a non-calculator and two calculator papers. They will be assessed internally throughout the Key Stage to ensure that their progress is monitored and tracked carefully.

Further information can be found by following this link:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Key Stage 5

Information

A-level mathematics comprises three equally weighted modules, with two Pure modules and one applied, covering both Statistics and Mechanics..

Pure modules focus on algebra, graphs, functions and calculus offering students an excellent challenge in developing their knowledge and skills further. Statistics covers various methods of data analysis and representation and probability. Mechanics examines how to model particles in given situations and is closely linked with Physics.

For further information can be found by following this link:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html


Additional Information

You may find the following websites useful:
www.mathsnetalevel.com – website with worked examples and exam practise questions
www.mymaths.co.uk – website with model solutions and step-by-step explanations

Extra-Curricular Activities

We enter students into the UKMT nationwide and Hillingdon based competitions.