Miss A Droogan (HOD)
Mrs K Haughey (VP)
Mr D Wilson
Mr C Fegan
The Mathematics Department comprises a dedicated and caring team of teachers who actively promote the enjoyment of Mathematics. The Mathematics Department aims to develop, maintain and stimulate students' curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics. We aim to teach in a meaningful context whilst providing opportunities for the students to use their skills creatively through problem solving and investigation.
The Mathematics department aims to:
Year 11. All classes study the CCEA Syllabus. There are six year 11 classes and one of the classes will sit their GCSE exam at the end of year 11. (www.ccea.org.uk/mathematics)
Year 12. All classes study the AQA syllabus. There are 6 year 12 classes and they will sit Unit 3 in June (www.aqa.org.uk).
The exam consists of
Content:- Number, Algebra, Measures, Shape and Space
GCSE Additional Mathematics Year 12
Additional Mathematics is an optional subject and the syllabus studied is CCEA.
The exam covers two broad areas of Mathematics:
AS Mathematics:- CCEA Syllabus:- www.ccea.org.uk
Three Modules:- All 1 hour 30 minutes.
Core 1 (Pure Mathematics) This is a non-calculator exam.
Content:- Indices, surds, inequalities, factorising, solving equations, curve sketching, transformation of graphs, co-ordinate geometry, differentiation.
Core 2 (Pure Mathematics)
Content:- Co-ordinate geometry of circle, Sequences and Series, Sine and Cosine rules, Trigonometric Equations, Logarithms, Integration.
Content:- Displacement, Velocity, Acceleration, Uniform Acceleration Formulae, Forces, Resolving Forces, Friction, Equilibrium of a particle, Moments, Newton's Laws of Motion, Impulse and Momentum
A2 Mathematics:- CCEA Syllabus:- www.ccea.org.uk
Three Modules:- All 1 hour and 30 minutes
Core 3 (Pure Mathematics)
Content:- Rational Functions, Parametric Equations, Binomial series, Trigonometric Equations, Exponential Function, Differentiation, Integration, Roots of an Equation.
Core 4 (Pure mathematics)
Content:- Functions, Graphs of Trigonometric Functions, Identities, Implicit and parametric Differentiation, Differential Equations, Further Integration, Vectors.
Content:- Collection of Data, Measures of Location and dispersion, Probability, Mean, Variance, Standard Variation, Discrete probability functions, Continuous probability functions, Normal Distribution.
In addition to the Maths timetabled classes, we also run extensive booster lessons at various points in the year in order for all students to have the opportunity to reach their potential in external examinations.
Year 11 students undertake the LASCO Mathematics competition.
LASCO is the Latin American Street Children Organisation. It raises money to fund projects that provide Education and Healthcare to the impoverished street children of South America. This event is both academically and pastorally rewarding. It gives all pupils between the ages of 7 and 16 the opportunity to work as a team with their classmates, using their skills in mathematics, problem solving and communication to compete against pupils of a similar age and ability in other schools, across 6 different competition categories. Above all, the competition is FUN and pupils love it.
Year 12 students undertake the UKMT Intermediate Mathematics Challenges.
Year 14 students undertake the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenges.
Year 13/14 students participate in the QUB Maths Schools Competition.