Mathematics

OVERVIEW

Welcome to the Mathematics subject page. 

We aim to make all Al-Hijrah students numerate. Being numerate means having the confidence and skill to use numbers and mathematical approaches in all aspects of life – at work, in practical everyday activities at home and beyond, as consumers, in managing our finances, as parents helping our children learn, as patients making sense of health information, as citizens understanding the world about us.

The curriculum is developed as such in which pupils are taught for mastery, through engaging and thought provoking lessons. Students in KS3 and Year 9 are taught 4 lessons a week, whereas KS4 are taught 4 lessons a week. The GCSE paper is made up of Paper1 (non-calculator) and Papers2 and 3 (Calculator allowed).

KS3 MATHEMATICS

The curriculum has been developed as such, to meet the needs of the National Curriculum. Students will learn to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Mathematics, as illustrated through their schemes of work. They will become responsible, competent, confident and articulate mathematicians from their exposure to the new specification introduced in 2014.

Click here for information on KS3 Mathematics National Curriculum

In Year 7 and 8 the schemes of work focuses on ensuring students are confident using the key skills. They will develop a deeper understanding of these core skills to enable them to be mathematically fluent in the future.

The core areas in Year 7 are, but not limited to:

  • Number
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Angles
  • Averages
  • Graphs, tables and Charts
  • Perimeter, area and volume

The core areas in Year 7 are, but not limited to:

  • Equations, Inequalities and sequences
  • Algebra
  • Graphs
  • Probability
  • Construction, loci and bearings
  • More algebra

 

KS4 MATHEMATICS

In Year 9, 10 & 11 Pupils will the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. This means they will move them on to the GCSE course. They will sit either the Higher or Foundation schemes of work depending upon their previous attainment and their current ability. The curriculum follows the key areas below, with the web link provided below:

Click Here for the KS4 Curriculum Overview

 

How Parents can Support

Parents are encouraged to work and support their children at home. They should engage in discussions with their children on the projects that they are working on as well as any homework they are asked to complete. Parents can use a variety of online resources to support their child, some are highlighted below:

Useful Websites:

  • BBC bitesize –  KS3 & KS4 Mathematics
  • Mr Barton MathsPractice papers, videos and quizzes
  • Corbett Maths – Topic questions, videos, solutions and 5 a day practice
  • MyMathsMathematical resource for lessons, homework, games and revision material
  • Mathswatch Mathematical resource online targeted at GCSE and homework
  • PearsonPast papers for the GCSE 9-1 specification

 

 KEY STAFF

Br N Mughal Head of Mathematics

Sr Saima Khan Assistant Head

Br Shahabe Abdo Assistant Head

Sr Qurat ul Ain Teacher of Mathematics

Br Oumar Ali Teacher of Mathematics