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Welcome to Mathematics at St Aloysius' College

Staff

Ms A. Toprak Head of Department
Mr B. Nyame 2/ic
Dr K. Ali Khan Maths / Head of Year 10
Mr K. Balassis Maths
Ms K. Royston Maths
Miss A. Verebelyi Maths
Mr J. James Maths
Mrs S. Beled Maths TA
Mrs M. Bham Maths

Key Stage 3

The department follows the national curriculum in Maths.

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 hegartymaths on a Monday for pupils who require guidance with their work.

Key Stage 4

GCSE 2018 4+ 72%

At St Aloysius we follow the Edexcel 'linear' curriculum 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 = 9-4, Foundation = 5-1.

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

hegartymaths.com

Student Resources

mathsbot.com

nrich.maths.org

BBC Secondary

mathsisfun.com

mathforum.org

math.com

brainpop.co.uk

mathsgenie.co.uk

mathsmadeeasy.co.uk

pearsonactivelearn.com

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.

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.

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PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Year 12 AP2 Internal Exams - November 2018

Year 13 AP2 Internal Exams - November 2018

November Update Letter to Parents

End of Term Letter (October 2018)

School Meals Update

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Youth Council Members

TFL Live Twitter Travel Alerts

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles Part 2

Directions to Playing Field

Homework Tracking

NOVEMBER 2018

  • MON 12TH - Year 7-10 Assessment
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    DECEMBER 2018

  • WED 5TH - Year 11 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • WED 12TH - Year 13 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 5.30pm, STA students only
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  • WED 12TH - 6th Form Open Evening, 6pm to 7.30pm
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  • FRI 14TH - Year 11 Presenting Yourself Day
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  • TUE 18TH - Carol Service at St. Joseph's Church
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  • WED 19TH - 6th Form Christmas Fundraiser Quiz
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    JANUARY 2019

  • TUE 1ST - New Year's Bank Holiday
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  • THU 24TH - Year 12 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 5.30pm, STA students only
  • FEBRUARY 2019

  • WED 27TH - Year 8 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
  • MARCH 2019

  • THU 7TH - World Book Day
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  • THU 7TH - Year 9 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • WED 13TH - Year 8 Option Choices Evening, 4pm to 5pm
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  • WED 27TH - Year 10 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
  • APRIL 2019

  • WED 3RD - Year 7 Parent's Evening, 4pm to 7pm
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  • FRI 19TH - Good Friday
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  • MON 22ND - Easter Monday
  • MAY 2019

  • MON 6TH - May Day Bank Holiday
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  • MON 27TH - May Bank Holiday
  • JULY 2019

  • THU 4TH - Summer Music Concert
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  • MON 8TH - Year 10 Work Experience begins
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  • TUE 9TH - Induction Day for new Year 7's
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  • WED 10TH - 6th Form Farewell Barbeque
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  • THU 11TH - Activities Day
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  • FRI 12TH - Sports Day & Year 9 Trip to WW1 Battlefields
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  • MON 15TH - Year 10 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • TUE 16TH - Year 9 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • WED 17TH - Year 8 Prize Giving afternoon
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  • THU 18TH - Year 7 Prize Giving afternoon