- T Convie (Head of GCSE and A-level)
- N Glackin (Head of KS3)
- B Killen
- S Monan
- M McNamee
- C McHugh
- A Walsh
- J White

## Mathematics Department

Mathematics is a subject that opens doors and provides opportunities: doors to employment and further/higher educational courses and opportunities to learn about the relevance of mathematics to everyday life.

Mathematics is all around us. It exists in the proportions of artistic works, in the scores of our favourite songs and in the physical structures we live and work in daily. It is also the bedrock of many other subjects including the Sciences, Economics and Engineering and is extremely relevant to subjects like Psychology and Design.

The study of mathematics can develop a host of skills that are essential to students continuing in their studies as well as those currently in or entering the workplace. These include problem-solving, logic and reasoning, and attention to detail. Mathematics can also lead to careers in finance, business, IT and teaching, among others.

## The year 8 topics:

- Rounding Numbers
- Properties of Numbers
- Co-ordinates
- Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
- Negative Numbers
- Problem Solving 1
- Fractions
- Decimals
- Percentages
- Order of Operations – BIDMAS
- Using a Calculator
- Problem Solving 2
- Rules of Algebra
- Solving Equations
- Substitution into Formulae
- Direct Proportion
- Angles
- Pie Charts
- Problem Solving 3
- Perimeter, Area and Volume
- Straight Line Graphs
- Metric and Imperial Units
- Averages and Range
- Probability
- Problem Solving 4
- Rotational Symmetry
- 3D Objects and Nets

## The year 9 topics:

- Negative Numbers
- Sequences and Formulae
- Formulae and Expressions
- Pythagoras’ Theorem
- Properties of Numbers
- Problem Solving 1
- Rules of Algebra
- Solving Equations with Brackets
- Area
- Percentage Change
- Drawing Graphs
- Problem Solving 2
- Fractions
- Bearings and Scale Drawing
- Constructing Triangles
- The circle
- Volume
- Problem Solving 3
- Reflection
- Enlargement
- Rotation
- Translation
- Ratio and Proportion
- Averages
- Scatter Graphs & Line of Best Fit
- Problem Solving 4
- Probability
- Stem and Leaf Diagrams
- Calculations with Decimals
- Using a Calculator and BIDMAS

## The year 10 topics:

- Rounding, Estimating, Upper and Lower bounds
- Money Matters
- Speed, Distance and Time
- Rules of Algebra
- Solving Equations
- Problem Solving 1
- Indices
- Averages
- Trigonometry
- Percentage change / Reverse percentages
- Area and Volume
- Changing the Subject
- Problem Solving 2
- Factorising
- Solving Quadratic Equations
- Fractions
- Simple Algebraic Fractions
- Standard Form
- Simultaneous Equations
- Problem Solving 3
- Compound Interest
- Relative Frequency
- Trial and Improvement
- Gradient and y=mx+c
- Angles in Polygons
- Inequalities
- Travel Graphs
- Problem Solving 4

After studying KS3 Mathematics, pupils are able to study GCSE Mathematics, developing into GCSE Further Mathematics, A-level Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics.