George Pindar School @georgepindarschOur fantastic Principal @lwelsh discusses digital exclusion during the pandemic on today’s Look North. We are so grateful to local businesses who helped us get laptops to those that needed them at this time. #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/ROyP33L2Kw via @bbciplayer6 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @bekbythesea: Loving how much #proudtobePinder I am hearing and seeing on @BBCYork Mrs Welsh. I still dream about that mac and cheese I…7 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIf you missed Miss Simpson and the girls talking about their virtual tour of Europe on BBC Radio York yesterday, you can listen any time on the BBC Sounds app via this link..... #TeamPindar #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope #ThisGirlCan https://t.co/QAuPBGaWib15 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @lwelsh: Tuning in to @bekbythesea @BBCYork to hear the second airing of our incredible @georgepindarsch PE girls with @LSimpsonPE 👏👏👏1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschOh so #ProudToBePindar!!!! Huge well done to @LSimpsonPE and the girls who were fantastic on their live interview with @joncowap on @BBCYork just now. #ThriveWithHope #ThisGirlCan #TheseGirlsDid! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼1 day ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschMiss Simpson and some of the girls taking part in the ‘This Girl Can’ virtual tour of Europe have been invited to talk about their challenge on @BBCYork at 1.15pm. 💪🏼 #ThisGirlCan #BBCRadioYork #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope Here’s the link to listen... https://t.co/5eYOzQMrhB2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWow! The GPS PE girls have hit their second checkpoint, Paris, on their virtual tour of Europe, travelling a total of 581 miles so far! Well done to all & to those earning this week’s certificates. Follow us on Instagram @gps_pe_tgc #ThisGirlCan #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/rLVAOG6hFM3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @mcwardgow: I shared our Subject Challenges section of the @georgepindarsch website yesterday at the #SenencaCPD conference #Year6Transi3 days 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%