Raising Standards Leader

Miss I. Dunne

Taught by:

Mr A. Ghelali

Teacher of Maths

Area Leader

Mrs A. Abdoolla

Teacher of Maths

Area Leader

Mr A. Phillips

Teacher of Maths

Miss E. Thompson

Teacher of Maths

Mr C. Jones

Teacher of Maths

Mrs J. Adams

Teacher of Maths

Mr M. Sangster

Teacher of Maths

Miss G. Murray

Teacher of Maths

Mr S Mrowiec

Teacher of Maths

Mathematics is a compulsory subject at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. It is an increasingly popular choice at A-Level where we also offer Further Mathematics. Our scheme of learning is designed to show genuine progression in Mathematics through year 7 to 11. The aim is to foster a genuine regard for the subject, along with ensuring our learners have the necessary numerical and reasoning skills for a successful future.

Mathematics is broadly split along thestrands of Number and Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Handling Data. Each of these is underpinned by the development of Mathematical Reasoning. The full breakdown of skills that a student should acquire can be found in the links below.

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 & Year 8.

Year 7-8 Parental Booklet

Year 7-8 Parental Booklet

Click here to download the KS3 parental booklet for Maths.

Key Stage 3 - Year 9

Year 9 Parental Booklet

Year 9 Parental Booklet

Click here to download the KS3 parental booklet for Maths.

Key Stage 4

Students will follow the WJEC specification. There are two GCSE available in Mathematics: Mathematics and Mathematics: Numeracy. Both GCSE are comprised of two papers, a calculator and a non-calculator paper.
Each student is entered for a specific tier, which affects the possible grades that they could achieve:

  • Higher tier awards grades from C to A*
  • Intermediate tier awards grades from E to B
  • Foundation tier awards grades from G to D
  • At Cathays High School all students study for GCSE in both Mathematics and Mathematics: Numeracy.
  • For exceptional Mathematics students we offer Level 2 Additional Mathematics, which is a challenging and interesting course
    that prepares the student for future mathematical study
GCSE Mathematics & Numeracy Parental Booklets

Key Stage 5

At Cathays High School we offer several post -16 courses. GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Mathematics: Numeracy (for fuller details see above) A-Level Mathematics A-Level Further Mathematics

A-Level Mathematics is a highly regarded, “facilitating”, subject that is growing in popularity. It is a pre-requisite for many degree courses. There is a new specification for this subject, the link can be found below:

  • A-Level Mathematics is split into 4 units; 2 AS units and 2 A2 units.
  • Unit 1: Pure Mathematics A (25% of full A-Level)
  • Unit 2: Applied Mathematics A (15% of full A-Level)
  • Unit 3: Pure Mathematics B (35% of full A-Level)
  • Unit 4: Applied Mathematics A (25% of full A-Level)

Applied Mathematics A is split into 2 sections:

  • Section A: Statistics
  • Section B: Mechanics

Applied Mathematics B is split into 2 sections:

  • Section A: Statistics
  • Section B: Differential Equations and Mechanics

 

For students who wish study Mathematics at university, universities are increasingly asking for A-Level Further Mathematics. This course builds on the skills developed in A-Level Mathematics and thus must be studied at the same time as A-Level Mathematics.

A-Level Further Mathematics is split into 5 units: 3 AS units and 2 A2 units. The 3 AS units are compulsory as is Unit 4 in the A2 section. Students then choose one optional unit from unit 5 or unit 6.

  • AS Units
  • Unit 1: Further Pure Mathematics A
  • Unit 2: Further Statistics A
  • Unit 3: Further Mechanics A A2 Units
  • Unit 4: Further Pure Mathematics B
  • Unit 5: Further Statistics B
  • Unit 6: Further Mechanics B