Monday 14 July
NEW TIMETABLE

Tuesday 15 July

Wednesday 16 July
Year 8 District Cricket Finals at Scarborough with Mr Hopper.

Thursday 17 July
Whole School Reading

Friday 18 July
3.30pm SCHOOL CLOSES FOR SUMMER


Newsletter 11 July

 

Mathematics

 

The Mathematics department uses a wide variety of textbooks, worksheets and websites to engage students. The maths department aims to provide a firm foundation for assessment at the end of Key Stage 3, for GCSE and to develop the thinking skills of all students. In fact, all pupils in year 9 take a GCSE assessment at the end of their time at Caedmon.


ICT is now an integral part of the maths curriculum. The maths department uses ICT both in assisting learning, by means of interactive whiteboards and mathematical programmes, and in increasing the students' capability in ICT in topics such as spreadsheets. The department also subscribes to the My Maths website.

 

The programme of study is flexible enough to allow all students, including those with special needs, to progress at their own rate through the levels of the National Curriculum and build on the progress already made at primary school. Some will be encouraged to pursue harder and more demanding work, whilst others will benefit from work which will enable them to consolidate a particular skill.


With this in mind, mathematics at Cædmon consists of various activities to help all students achieve the next level in each attainment target.


The lessons consist of more traditional approaches along with group work, practical work, investigational work and individual study. A full range of stimuli – including computers, videos and the students' own initiative is used within the mathematics lesson to increase motivation. Pupils learn how to use a calculator effectively but the ability to do mental arithmetic is also considered very important.


Assessment is ongoing and may be of a written, oral, practical or investigational nature. All provide valuable learning experiences for the student and provide the teacher with informative and reliable details of the students' progress. These details are then used to plan further work.

 

Some more able students are given the opportunity to take part in the Mathematics Challenge, which can lead to involvement in the International Mathematics Challenge. The Mathematics Challenge is all about problem solving and students' results in this very popular event have consistently been of a high standard.
Mathematics is a subject that can be hard work and very demanding, but at Cædmon School we aim to make it rewarding and enjoyable for all.