Head of Faculty: Mrs D Redmond
Deputy Head of Faculty: Miss N Meer
Teaching Staff: Miss C Chapman, Mrs B Parker, Miss R Crowley, Miss P Matthews, Mrs S Mosam, Mrs V Power, J Cope
Examination Board: Edexcel , Syllabus Code 5MB01 (Year 10) 1MAO
We are very proud of our pupils’ achievements in Mathematics. Both GCSE and Key Stage 3 results are improving each year. Pupils work hard in class and show a strong desire to achieve good results in Mathematics. Last year we achieved 68% A*-C and 16% A*-A.
All pupils study Mathematics throughout the five years they spend at Kingsbury. We have a two year Key Stage 3 in years 7 and 8 for all pupils. We then start GCSE Mathematics in year 9. The intention is for pupils to achieve their target grade by the end of year 10; however if pupils need longer then we have the option to continue studying GCSE Mathematics in year 11.
If pupils achieve the best grade they can by the end of year 10, they will go on to study one of the following courses.
Free Standing Mathematics Qualification Advanced
This is effectively a ‘step up’ to A-level course. FSMQ is studied by our pupils who are intending to study A-level Mathematics or we deem capable of extending their mathematical knowledge. It covers four strands of the A-level curriculum and can count towards UCAS points when pupils are applying to University.
Many pupils express difficulty in making the jump from GCSE to A-level Mathematics and we hope to negate this by giving them the opportunity to study a course designed to bridge the gap. The course does not count on our school results as we are measured on GCSEs and equivalent courses. The FSMQ is higher than a GCSE and we study purely for the pupils’ benefit. There is no controlled assessment for this course a 2 hour examination will be sat in the summer.
Pupils who have achieved a grade C or above in their mathematics GCSE or the best grade they can will go on to study Statistics GCSE. This is a strand of Mathematics only partially covered in the Mathematics GCSE. By studying Statistics we will explore, in much more depth, the world of averages, data and graphs. Pupils will need to complete one piece of controlled assessment and sit an examination to complete this course. The controlled assessment will take place in January and February, the examination will be in the summer.
Mathematics GCSE RE-sit
Pupils who we feel could achieve a grade C and didn’t at the end of year 10 will be given the opportunity to re-sit the course in year 11. Pupils may be entered in November, January, March or June depending on their progress.
Revision Information 2013 is below