George Pindar School @georgepindarschOutstanding work from our Monday team at GPS. Our keyworker students and staff created Easter greetings for staff and residents of a local care home. Thanks to Miss Fox and Mrs Robinson for the inspiration! We hope these special members of our community enjoy receiving them! https://t.co/CkTAqxTTnl23 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIn school today, our Key Worker’s children completed "The Great Pindar Bake Off Technical Challenge" and baked fabulous Victoria Sponges. What a fantastic afternoon! Well done all of you and enjoy! #ProudToBePindar #StaySafe https://t.co/xUvXlc9qXk4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @exploretutors: Coming this Monday 6th April, Mid-Morning Maths with @Bobby_Seagull available to everyone! 🤩Join us on: Mondays for ages…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYear 11s, Lisa at Sidewalk is offering support for your next steps. We are living in unprecedented times and we know that some of you are feeling utterly bewildered. Help is at hand. Please do take the time to have a read. (Turn your phone sideways and stretch the image out!) https://t.co/jMA1EhMblX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat to see our students so engaged with their online learning. Amelia embraced last weeks catering theme of using the "rubbing in" method to make some scones (Well done on finding some flour!) They look great Amelia, well done #ProudToBePindar #staysafe https://t.co/LpS8EPFJyX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe understand that our Year 11 students will be anxious about their next steps in these unprecedented times. Mrs Bilton has been in touch with several local post-16 providers and you can find their updates here: https://t.co/YRcRkoeeRE5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe current unprecedented circumstances mean that our students are spending more time than ever online. Please take a moment to review this vital information about staying safe online: https://t.co/zkHIOdb91j6 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschPlease see images below re. arrangements for free school meals. https://t.co/RkLPeWZjD36 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschMore numbers you can call if you are in need of support or are struggling for food supplies: Hub- 01723 232527 Rainbow Centre- 01723 5006632 weeks ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Mathematics

Mathematics

Head of Faculty: Mrs N Koval-Meth

Second in Faculty: Miss C Jones-Lewis

Numeracy Lead: Miss A Ward-Gow

 

Key Stage 3 Mathematics 

In Years 7 and 8 staff work on developing students’ understanding of mathematical patterns and building confidence. It is vital for us that students learn to see the relevance of mathematics in everyday life and understand the future employment opportunities a good understanding of mathematics will bring.

The scheme of learning for mathematics at George Pindar School is a series of Stages that we work through at a pace appropriate for different levels of ability. This learning is enhanced through regular use of two main online learning platforms: Mathswatch and SAM Learning.

In Year 7 students are placed into sets and have 3 one hour lessons per week. Topics in Year 7 include number work, statistics, shape, space and measures and the introduction of algebra. At key points across Year 7 students are challenged to complete assessments and to develop their thinking skills by tackling problem solving activities. All Year 7 students complete a Calculator Licence course to ensure they can use Casio scientific calculators efficiently which will stand them in good stead throughout secondary school. 

In Year 8 students are placed in sets and they have 3 one hour lessons per week. Again students are challenged to complete assessments and to further develop their thinking skills by tackling problem solving activities. All Year 8 students will complete our ‘Maths Works’ module, which focuses on maths in the world of work. 

Key Stage 4 Mathematics

Mathematics GCSE

100% Exam 

Exam Board: Edexcel: Mathematics

The course aims to enable students to:

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.
  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems, reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions.
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Subject content weightings:

 

Topic

Weighting

 

Higher

Number

12-18%

Algebra

27-33%

Ratio, Proportion &  Rates of Change

17-23%

Geometry & Measure

17-23%

Statistics & Probability

12-18%

 

Foundation

Number

22-28%

Algebra

17-23%

Ratio, Proportion &  Rates of Change

22-28%

Geometry & Measure

12-18%

Statistics & Probability

12-18%