Mathematics
All students study Mathematics courses which are stimulating, exciting and planned to encourage enjoyment of Mathematics throughout life.
The department uses a whole class interactive approach to the teaching of the subject, aimed at achieving high standards and maximising individual potential. Students are encouraged to use precise written and spoken Mathematics at all times. Work is planned to assess auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learners. It is the aim of the department to challenge and stretch all students of all abilities and to equip all students with the skills and understanding in Mathematics needed for their future life.
In Year 7, students are taught in ability groups based on their Maths profile on entry. Students have been allocated to these groups according to all their KS2 results and information from primary schools. Information is also taken from the CAT tests that Year 7 take in their first term of secondary school. Students are set according to their ability in Mathematics, taking into account their prior attainment and progress. At Key Stage 4 students are set according to ability and follow a GCSE course in mathematics. The course is chosen to maximise the achievement of each student.
In Key Stage 3 students follow schemes of work which are tailored to their ability rather than their age. This ensures that all students are being challenged and supported effectively to maximise their achievement.
Regular monitoring and assessment takes place with formal assessments administered during the last week of each half term for every year group. Revision and help for forthcoming examinations is available on the school website.
Homework is set regularly, both written and electronically. All students have their own login and password details for Mathswatch. Students should not only be completing the teacher set homework from Mathswatch but should also be using the Mathswatch videos to help them improve on any areas identified by their teacher through written feedback in their exercise books. We also encourage students to take responsibility for their own progress and to use the websites to help support them in this.
Students are required to take part in selfassessment and this together with ongoing assessment by their teacher helps to inform both students and parents of their progression. Students’ learning in Mathematics is supported with a range of extracurricular activities provided by the department.
Stanley High School Mathematics Homework
Aims of mathematics homework
 To extend opportunities for independent learning
 To develop further enjoyment of mathematics
 To allow creativity when exploring applications of mathematics
 To deepen an understanding of mathematical techniques
 To challenge outside the classroom
Home support
Please get involved with your child’s mathematics. If your child has a different way of carrying out a calculation please ask them to explain it to you. If you have any issues please drop a quick note to your child’s mathematics teacher and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
What types of homework are set?
 Tasks – extended tasks are set for years 7 to 10 these tasks should have a minimum of 4 hours spent on them
 Mymaths – MyMaths.co.uk is available to support and extend independent learning. All pupils have individual log in details where progress can be tracked by home or school.
 Mathswatch – maths watch is a set of over 200 maths clips. They are levelled and split into short informative lessons. These are available through revise wise
 Work books – years 7 to 9 pupils have been given a work book and revision guide based on the levels they are currently at. The work books contain the answers to the exercises. All we ask is that parents sign in homework diaries to show that one page a week has been completed.
 Exam papers – KS4 pupils are directed to access and complete exam papers on revise wise.
 Revision – pupils should spend time preparing themselves for relevant tests, these will happen towards the end of each halfterm.
 Further homework – a teacher may see the need to set extra consolidation homework on top of this.
How can I access Help?
Please access the school library any night after school for numeracy support School computers are available for use in the library before, during and after school Individual teachers are available afterschool and different week days.
There are numerous websites available to help pupils with mathematical concepts.
Homework and Revision
Year 7
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework 
End of half term exam topic 
1  Number  100 years on  Number lessons  Number 
2  Calculating  Bunting  Number lessons  Calculating 
3  Data handling  Candle box  Data lessons  Data handling 
4  Shape space and measure  Cats and kittens  Shape lessons  Shape space and measure 
5  Algebra  Counting trees  Algebra lessons  Algebra 
6  Mixed competencies  Day out  Booster packs  Mixed competencies 
Year 8
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1  Number  Fares not fair  Number lessons  Number 
2  Calculating  Fish dish  Number lessons  Calculating 
3  Data handling  Geoboard squares  Data lessons  Data handling 
4  Shape space and measure  German or English  Shape lessons  Shape space and measure 
5  Algebra  Golden rectangles  Algebra lessons  Algebra 
6  Mixed competencies  Hot under the collar  Booster packs  Mixed competencies 
Year 9 Foundation
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1 

Fruit pies  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
2 

Hilbre island  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
3 

Ice cream  Data lessons  GCSE paper 
4 

Lottery  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
5 

Magic sum puzzle  Algebra lessons  GCSE paper 
6 

Mobile phones  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
Year 9 Higher
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1 

Fruit pies  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
2 

Hilbre island  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
3 

Ice cream  Data lessons  GCSE paper 
4 

Lottery  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
5 

Magic sum puzzle  Algebra lessons  GCSE paper 
6 

Mobile phones  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
Year 10 Foundation
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1 

Olympic cycling  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
2 

Patchwork cushions  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
3 

Problem page  Data lessons  GCSE paper 
4 

Public transport  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
5 

Rods and triangles  Algebra lessons  GCSE paper 
6 

Royal liver clock  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
Year 10 Higher
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1 

Olympic cycling  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
2 

Patchwork cushions  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
3 

Problem page  Data lessons  GCSE paper 
4 

Public transport  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
5 

Rods and triangles  Algebra lessons  GCSE paper 
6 

Royal liver clock  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
Year 11 Foundation
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  End of half term exam topic 
1  Number Decimals and rounding Fractions Using a calculator Percentages Ratio and proportion Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Sequences Graphs 1 Linear equations and inequalities Graphs 2 Formulae 2D shapes Angles 1 Angles 2 Perimeter and area of 2D shapes Circles Constructions and loci 3D shapes Transformations Pythagoras’ theorem Measure Collecting and recording data Processing, representing and interpreting data Averages and range Line diagrams and scatter graphs Probability 
Exam papers  Number lessons  GCSE paper 
2  Exam papers  Number lessons  GCSE paper  
3  Exam papers  Data lessons  GCSE paper  
4  Exam papers  Shape lessons  GCSE paper  
5  Exam papers  Algebra lessons  GCSE paper  
6  Exam papers  Shape lessons  GCSE paper 
Year 11 Higher
Half term  Area of work being covered  Homework task  MyMaths homework  Maths watch homework  End of half term exam topic 
1  Integers and decimals Fractions Fractions, decimals and percentages Ratio and proportion Index notation and surds Algebra Formulae and linear equations Linear graphs Simultaneous equations, quadratic equations and graphs Trial and improvement Further graphs and functions Transformations of functions Shape and angle Construction and loci Perimeter and area Pythagoras and trigonometry Surface area and volume Transformations Similarity and congruence Circle theorems Sine and cosine rules Vectors Measures and compound measures Collecting data Displaying data Averages and range Probability 
Exam papers  Number lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper 
2  Exam papers  Number lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper  
3  Exam papers  Data lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper  
4  Exam papers  Shape lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper  
5  Exam papers  Algebra lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper  
6  Exam papers  Shape lessons  Complete two clips per week  GCSE paper 
Marking and assessment in mathematics
Teachers are required to mark pupil’s books at the end of each topic. Teachers must also mark and feedback on a half termly examination (this may be done as a class going through the examination or as individuals assessing strengths and weaknesses). In between topics, there must be opportunity for pupils to be selfdiagnostic and mark and feedback on their own and others learning. Pupils will receive verbal feedback and praise during lessons. Pupils will be questioned during lessons to assess understanding. When marking teachers should provide pupils with targets and next steps. Marking is only effective when pupils are actively using feedback to improve, feedback should encourage dialogue with pupils regarding their learning.
Stanley Progression
Year 8  Year 9  Year 10  Year 11  
Entry year  2013  2014.2015  2015.2016  2016.2017  2017.2018 
Set  1  stage 9/stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11  revision/extension 
2  stage 9/stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11  revision/extension  
3  stage 9  stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11  
4  stage 9  stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11  
5  stage 7  stage 8  stage 9  stage 10  
6  stage 7  stage 8  stage 9  stage 10  
7  stage 6/Stage 7  Stage 7  stage 8  Stage 9 
Year 9  Year 10  Year 11  
Entry year  2012  2014.2015  2015.2016  2016.2017 
Set  1  stage 9/stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11 
2  stage 9/stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  Stage 11  
3  stage 9  stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  
4  stage 9  stage 10  stage 10/stage 11  
5  stage 8  stage 9  stage 10  
6  stage 8  stage 9  stage 10  
7  Stage 7  stage 8  Stage 9 
Year 10  Year 11  
Entry year  2011  2014.2015  2015.2016 
Set  1  Higher  Higher 
2  Higher  Higher  
3  Higher  Higher  
4  Higher/foundation  Higher/foundation  
5  Foundtion  Foundtion 
Year 11  
Entry year  2010  2014.2015 
Set  1  Higher 
2  Higher  
3  Higher  
4  Higher  
5  Higher/foundation  
6  Higher/foundation  
7  Foundtion 