|Mr I Ali
|Mr P Singh
|KS4 & Intervention Coordinator
|Mr M Ahmed
|Mr H Derya
|Teaching & Learning Coach
|Ms H Choudhury
|Mr A Rahman
Ms F Sharif
Mr B Seagull
Mr V Karlmarx
|Mr F Hoque
|Mr R Miah
|Miss R Begum
|Mr N Khan
|Mr A Mohamed
|Ms T Yasmin
|Ms A Teladia
Miss Z Nure
|Mrs L Green
Our vision for Mathematics at LIS ensures every pupil is given a broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum.
We believe that all children should have:
A positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
An ability to accurately solve problems, reason, think logically and work systematically in a variety of contexts
Mathematical fluency that allows them to express ideas confidently using mathematical language or representations
Independence so that they can take responsibility for their own learning
At KS3 we aim to cover a coherent and connected 3 year KS3 curriculum, deploying teaching for mastery strategies whilst ensuring pupils are given the opportunity to fully grasp concepts and can apply themselves. Pupils understanding and application are assessed through unit tests.
Our timeline for KS3 can be found below:
KS4 follows a two year programme focusing on developing skills in numeracy and perfecting problem-solving techniques to prepare students for final examinations and further study.
The department follows the EDEXCEL Mathematics 1MA1 specification. There are two tiers of entry – Foundation and Higher. The Foundation tier targets grades 5 to 1. The Higher tier targets grades 9 to 4. There are 3 papers at each level. Paper 1 is a non-calculator paper. Papers 2 and 3 are calculator papers. All papers are worth 80 marks.
Grade boundaries for Edexcel Maths June papers can be found here
Regular assessments are used to monitor students’ progress along with feedback from teachers. Students are also given homework linked to the work completed in lesson in order to consolidate their learning.
Our timeline for KS3 can be found below:
You can expect weekly homework which will take a range of forms including online assignments and paper booklets to complete. These must always be done to the best of your ability; sub-standard work will not be accepted.
GCSE Maths has a Foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a Higher tier (grades 4-9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. There will be two calculator papers and one non-calculator paper. All papers will include a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as a student progresses through the paper. For all question papers, students are expected to have mathematical instruments available for use in the exam. These instruments are defined as: pencil (for use in diagrams only), ruler, pair of compasses, protractor. A calculator is required for use in two out of the three papers. It is essential for any student to have a scientific calculator which they are familiar with in lessons and in the exams.
More information regarding the GCSE can be found at this link
How parents/carers can support their child
Ensure students are
Completing online and written homework
Encourage children to solve problems when at home
Create a revision timetable and ensure that they adhere to it
GCSE Mathematics course will provide excellent skills to continue studies in Mathematics to A Levels.
Examples of careers with Mathematics include:
Access to online courses and textbook
Login: same as school login, Password: littleilford
Username: student school login followed by @littleilford, Password: littleilford
Mathswatch is an online programme which gives students access to videos and practise questions with answers for the full mathematics curriculum. Teachers are also able to set homework through Mathswatch
Mathswatch is an excellent resource for:
Researching a topic before a lesson
Reinforcing knowledge from class
Revising for exams
Catching up with work after absences
Name of person in the Maths Department who parents can contact if they need more information about the syllabus:
Head of Maths - Mr I. ALI