Key Stage Four Maths
Parents often ask how they can support their child with maths. The department subscribes to a digital system Kerboodle, which allows pupils to access the maths text book and online video tutorials, to support the work they are covering in class. In addition there are direct links from the digital text book to mymaths lessons. Login and password is the pupil's first initial and last name (for example Joe Bloggs would have a login of jbloggs and the institution code is jo8.
Students in years 7-10 are set 12 homeworks over the year, in line with school policy. These tasks will be shown on ‘Show My Homework’. There will be a range of tasks set, including traditional worksheets, revision for tests, electronic tasks and creative tasks.
For all homeworks, students must take time and carefully consider the problems set. For full credit, correct answers are to be supported by clear and correct working out. Students should consider drafting their work in rough then copying it up neatly, taking pride in their homework books. They need to make sure that they fulfil the requirements of the task. Staff are available for help and support.
Mocks take place Wednesday 21st June in class and Monday 3rd July in the Gym.
Mock revision lists
Homework will be a Weekly Revision Assignment or a Past Paper. One week these will be self-marked and the next week will be teacher marked and assessed against GCSE grades. This marking pattern will continue. A selection of these grades will be recorded on the HW MTR sheet in SIMS and will inform the Profile Point Assessments and End of Year Report. These Revision Assignments/past papers are not tests, but are part of an on-going learning process. It is critical that students attempt all questions, show their methods clearly and start them early in the week, to allow them time to ask for help or look up any problem area.
Links to worked solutions to pupil marked assignments:
GCSE (9-1) Practice tests
Useful links for support with homework and revision
Kerboodle (institution code: jo8)
Mymaths (School login: Petershigh)
Dr Frost Maths (School name: St Peter's RC High School)
Level 1 support