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Welcome to Mathematics at St Aloysius' College

Staff

Mrs A. Toprak (Head of Department)
Mr. P. Collins (Deputy Headteacher)
Dr. K. Ali Khan (2nd in Department)
Ms. F. Davis
Mr. B. Nyame
Ms. A. Verebelyi (School Council Coordinator)
Mr. J. Hulme (Head of Year 8)
Ms. S. Beled

Key Stage 3

The department follows the national curriculum in Maths. KS3 results are the best in the Borough of Islington and above national average.

Homework

Since it is vital that pupils receive feedback on their work as soon as possible after its completion, all teachers will ensure that work is marked regularly. The aims of our assessment policy are:

To encourage higher standards
To encourage improved standards of learning by feeding back information on work that has been completed
To ensure that work set as part of a programme of study has been adequately completed
To ensure pupils know how well they are doing and what more they need to do to improve

Students are also set weekly tasks on the mymaths website which we subscribe to for extra practice. We also run a weekly mymaths on a Monday for pupils who require guidance with their work.

Key Stage 4

GCSE 2014 A* - C 82%

At St Aloysius we follow the Edexcel 'linear' system over a three year syllabus from year 9 to year 11. This is a two-tier system which includes a Higher and a Foundation Tier. This enables boys of all abilities to reach their full potential. Higher = A*–D, Foundation = C–G.

As with KS3, the results are the best in the borough of Islington.

In both Key Stages we are improving year on year. We intend to continue this trend.

We are currently running a year 11 mentoring program for a sector of our cohort. The purpose for this is to give extra support to the boys that we have identified as requiring help to reach their potential.

Key Stage 5

The study of Mathematics at A level allows students to understand mathematical principles and techniques and their application to theoretical and practical problem solving. We aim to develop students into independent learners and provide a sound knowledge for further progression into Higher Education. AS level students study three modules in year 12, Core 1; Core 2 and Statistics 1, which are examined during the course of the year. On successful completion of the AS modules students in year 13 study a further three modules, Core 3; Core 4 and Mechanics 1/ Statistics 2.

Students have access to vast range of resources including the following:

livemaths.co.uk

mymaths.co.uk

Student Resources

mymaths.co.uk

nrich.maths.org

bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/maths.shtml

mathsisfun.com

mathforum.org

math.com

brainpop.co.uk

Training Establishment

The Maths department have been working in conjuction with different universities in the region. We have been training PGCE student teachers for several years. We are also working with University Undergraduates and pairing them up as mentors with our KS3 pupils.

Gifted and Talented Provision within Mathematics

Gifted and Talented is for everyone - it is not exclusive but inclusive. In meeting the needs of our most able learners we can also engage and challenge all our pupils mathematically. Using tasks accessible to a wide range of ability enables the mathematics department not only to stretch the able but identify those that might not normally shine within the subject area. The mathematics team design carefully tailored resources to support and stretch gifted and talented pupils with the aim of approach to engage our pupils in and evaluating a range of tasks by reflecting on their own thinking and reasoning, with teacher intervention that might help to develop mathematical thinking even further beyond what may be perceived.

Maths Challenge

The Mathematics Department participate in the UK Mathematics Challenge. We enter in the three different tiers of this National Challenge: the Junior Challenge (Years 7 and 8), the Intermediate Challenge (Years 9, 10 and 11) and the Senior Challenge (Years 11, 12 and 13). This Challenge is based on 25 multiple choice questions of increasing difficulty based on Numeric and Logical problems based around the KS3 and KS4 curriculum.

University Outreach Programme

We are currently working with City University Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. The University act as a charitable organisation and recruit some of their brightest and best students with a passion for Mathematics and its applications. These students act as peer mentors for a collection of our KS4 pupils with the aim of raising standards and giving our pupils an extra opportunity to reach their full potential at GCSE.

Annual London Eye Mathematics Trip

At 135 metres high, the London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, providing inspiring panoramic views across London and unique perspectives that are just not visible from the ground. This provides an excellent educational experience linked within the subject of mathematics to learn and engage with mathematical areas such as geometry and statistics in particular with the integration of key algebraic and numerical components. Pupils will also be able to gain insight into the technology that went into the process of creating the London Eye, which has potential connecting trajectories to Mechanics 1 which is an advanced level component. Above all, the boys enjoy the experience as the photo links illustrate and it is an educational experience as the link to the work booklet equally highlights.

Term Dates

Term Dates

Summer Term 2017
Friday 26th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June Half Term Break
Monday 5th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 21st July Last Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September First Day of Autumn Term (Staff and Year 7 Pupils only) Year 7 to start school at 1pm
Tuesday 5th September First Day of Autumn Term (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11)
Friday 20th October Last Day of Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October Half Term Break
Monday 30th October First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 21st December Last Day of Autumn Term
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3rd January First Day of Spring Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 9th February Last Day of Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Half Term Break
Monday 19th February First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 29th March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April Spring Term Break
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 25th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June Half Term Break
Monday 4th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 20th July Last Day of Summer Term

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APRIL 2017

 

MAY 2017

  • MON 3RD - BANK HOLIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • JUNE 2017

  • MON 12TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - UCAS / Work Experience Week
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  • MON 19TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
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  • MON 26TH - AP4 Internal Exams Week
  • JULY 2017

  • MON 10TH - Enrichment Week
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  • MON 10TH - Year 10 Work Experience begins
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  • FRI 14TH - Activities Day
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  • MON 17TH - Enrichment Week
  • AUGUST 2017

  • THU 17TH - GCE Results Day and YR 13 Enrolment
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  • THU 24TH - GCSE Results Day and YR 12 Enrolment
  • SEPTEMBER 2017

     

    OCTOBER 2017

  • WED 4TH - Secondary Transfer Open Evening, 5pm - Head's talk begins at 6pm
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  • SAT 7TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.30am to 11am
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  • TUE 10TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • WED 11TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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  • THU 12TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am
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