Mathematics

The Mathematics department is made up of eleven dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and supported by two experiences and well established Learning Progress Assistants. The Head of Department leads the department with invaluable support from three Assistant Heads of Mathematics and two Assistant Headteachers. All teachers in the department follow up-to-date and detailed schemes of work which are supported through online resources such as Mathswatch. The success of the department continues to grow as 83% of pupils achieved A*–C in their GCSE Mathematics examinations in 2016, a level we have consistently performed at over several years. In addition to this 81% of the year group made expected progress which highlights the high standards within the department. The department is made up of:

Mr K Clark
Associate Head of Mathematics and in charge of Year 10 and 11
Mr B Young
Assistant Headteacher: Director of Maths
Mr A Smale
Assistant Headteacher
Mr R Livesey
Assistant Head of Mathematics: Year 7 and Transition
Miss S Stelfox
Assistant Head of Mathematics: Year 8 and Numeracy
Mrs C Inman
Assistant Head of Mathematics: Years 9 and Engagement
Mrs D Crispin
Teacher of Mathematics: Enrichment
Miss R Crook
Teacher of Mathematics: Enrichment
Mrs Hoines
Teacher of Mathematics: Enrichment
Miss N Seed
Teacher of Mathematics: Enrichment
Mr P Wild
Teacher of Mathematics: Pastoral Support
Ms J Ginty
Higher Learning Progress Assistant
Mrs J Pilling
Learning Progress Assistant

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7 & 8 receive three 60 minute lessons per week, and pupils in Year 9 receive four 60 minute lessons per week. All year groups receive homework each week, as is the policy at Hollingworth. Pupils are taught in set groups and progress is tracked and monitored by an Assistant Head of Mathematics to provide additional support and intervention. All groups are given a pre-test at the beginning of each half term to assess prior knowledge which ensures lessons are delivered at a level that is challenging for the pupils. At the end of each half term pupils are given a post-test on the content they have covered that half term which will shows how much progress they have made. All year groups in key stage 3 are given a summative test at the end of the school year to gauge their progress over the whole year.

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive four 60 minute lessons a week with homework set once or twice a week. Pupils are currently preparing for the new two year GCSE course to be taken with the Edexcel examination board (100% examinations). Pupils are taught in set groups and progress is tracked and monitored by the Head of Mathematics to provide additional support and intervention. As with key stage 3 all groups are given a pre-test at the beginning of each half term to assess prior knowledge which ensure lessons are delivered at a level that is challenging for the pupils. At the end of each half term pupils are given a post-test on the content they have covered that half term which shows how much progress they have made. Year 10 and 11 pupils will complete 3 summative assessments per year in the form of mock examinations in order to identify topics for improvement.

Extended Curriculum

After School Clubs

The Mathematics department runs several popular after school clubs: