It has been a busy term for both students and teachers in the Mathematics department this term. As we come to the Christmas holidays, most pupils are completing their assessments in Mathematics. The department thought it would be a good idea to update you all as to what is being done.
Years 7, 8 and 9 are currently completing their “Progress Tests in Mathematics”.
The Progress Test in Maths (PTM) assessments accurately measure how the school and students are performing – student by student, class by class and year by year.
Standardised on over 45,000 children, the easy-to-use tests assess students’ mathematical skills and knowledge, helping you to understand current levels of attainment and identify any gaps in learning at both an individual and cohort level.
PTM assesses two dimensions of maths learning:
The tests are used at the start of the year to set a baseline and then at the end of the year to measure and track progress.
Year 11 have recently completed their first set of Mock examinations.
Year 11 have now had their first full experience of what GSCE Mathematics exams will look like, having completed a full exam style paper and receiving the “formula sheet” which will be available to all pupils this year.
Results so far have looked very promising and the department is looking forward to the awarding of grades after final set of mock examinations which will be undertaken in March.
Mr S. Cheal
The Mathematics Department