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19/06/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Y8 District Athletics is underway with an excellent start in the Hurdles from Maddi & Lily! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ ⁦https://t.co/urXd6V2JcB

19/06/18

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An excellent effort in the 1500m & 2x PBs for Katie & Megan who came 4th & 6th! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ ⁦https://t.co/z3jrRMH660

19/06/18

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Huge congratulations to Max & Ammon who came 3rd & 4th in the 100m final at the Y8 District Athletics!👏🏼🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ ⁦https://t.co/GWhT0cEirx

19/06/18

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The Y8 boys are flying in the 100m!! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ Awaiting the results for the finals, well done to Ammon and Max! ⁦https://t.co/HEgRtHJ35j

19/06/18

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A fantastic effort from the Y8 District Athletics team! Well done to all who represented ⁦⁩ this afternoon & thank you to ⁦⁦⁩ for hosting! Girls 8th & Boys 10th! 🎽🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/pWS5ZbH2Lj

18/06/18

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Alive N Kicking is on tonight 4:15-5:15pm! Come along, bring the family and learn about healthy eating & nutrition, food prep, food labels and try some fun activities!

15/06/18

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⁩ Y7s experiencing a new sport this morning with their first bowls session from Caterham Bowls Club! https://t.co/5lGiiY0vtc

13/06/18

Hello. Thank you for getting in touch. We would expect the assemblies to finish by 9:45am at the latest.

13/06/18

Parents/Carers we warmly invite you to join us for your son/daughters end of term Celebration Assembly. Please follow this link for details:- https://t.co/BHssH5anuB

12/06/18

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Y10 Yoga ⁦ 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/6zGfchph2w

11/06/18

Congratulations to our Year 7 student Angelica Peinke who has read over 3 million words in the Accelerated Reader programme and is fast approaching the 4 million mark! This is an amazing achievement. -millionaire https://t.co/m1A885O45H

06/06/18

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Alfie doing well in the Y7 high jump! ✂️ https://t.co/ktZqdHKd2T

06/06/18

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Some big throws being recorded in the boys Y7 shot put at District Sports! 💪🏼 https://t.co/mPo81C0BBy

06/06/18

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Tough weather conditions for the girls 800m at District Athletics! 😅☀️ Go ! https://t.co/79tmpnr083

06/06/18

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Fun in the sun at the Y7 District Athletics! Thank you for hosting! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ well done to all students who took part! 👏🏻 https://t.co/bnNIMzrxU0

06/06/18

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Awaiting the results from the 100m heats at the Y7 District Athletics! 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/stcvzxeP0j

05/06/18

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A fantastic effort from the Rounders team today at the Y8 District Rounders Tournament! Thank you for hosting! ⚾️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/7PRDGpJZVc

05/06/18

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Behind the hoarding at our new reception has a fantastic new tiled floor. https://t.co/g4kDEelIPE

05/06/18

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Y8 students learning about a healthy active lifestyle and nutrition in assembly this morning with For more information go to https://t.co/5ACKpXmTMq 🤸🏼‍♀️⛹🏻‍♀️🏋🏼‍♀️🤾🏾‍♀️🏌️‍♀️🤺🏊‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/W4zvTUIMMP

05/06/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic bowls session today from Caterham Bowls Club! students will be learning new skills from some very experienced volunteers over the next 6 weeks! Give bowls a try - https://t.co/FHGyhKOWd6 and turn up on a Saturday at CBC 10-11am! https://t.co/jbip2dqOyX

Mathematics

Head of Department: Miss S Rusher
email: sarah.rusher@destafford.org.uk  

The Mathematics Department is a dedicated team working together to put mathematical understanding at the heart of the school.

Key Stage 3 Maths

Students study Maths for 4 hours per week in Year 7 and 8. It is one of the core subjects that follow directly on from the primary school curriculum. The skills, methods and application of skills learnt at Key Stage 3 develop understanding and confidence, to prepare students for the GCSE curriculum.

Students are set from the beginning of Year 7 based on data from primary schools and our own baseline assessments.  Setting is reviewed twice a year, with a focus on placing students where they are confident and secure to enable them to make the optimum progress.

Extra-curricular opportunities include the Junior Maths Challenge in Year 8, and Maths Master classes held at the University of Surrey.

Year 7 and 8​

In year 7 and 8 students follow the ’Mastering Numeracy’ program.  This program of study is used to target and overcome the evident numerical challenges that students face when studying for their GCSE’s.

This approach focuses on students being challenged (at a level appropriate to the student) by considering mathematical representations that depict the underlying structure of mathematics.  This helps children to fully grasp concepts and achieve fluency through carefully structured problem solving tasks, questions and exercises that use theoretical and practical variation.  Progressively, it provides a solid understanding of numeracy and develops conceptual reasoning and procedural fluency.

Key areas in the ’Mastering Numeracy’ program include influences from Number, Algebra, Shape and Data.

Key Stage 4 Maths

Maths is a core subject at GCSE. Employers and further education institutions expect students to hold at least a C grade (Grade 5 from 2017) as an indicator of their numeracy and readiness for further study or work.

In Year 9, 10 and 11 students study Maths for 4 hours per week. They will continue to develop and will move on to applying the skills and knowledge they have developed at Key Stage 3, working to even higher levels of challenge and difficulty.

Assessment is entirely through examination at the end of the three years of study. We follow the Edexcel specification. Students are entered for either Foundation (grades C-G, or 5-1) or Higher tier exams (grades A*-C, or 9-4), according to how well they perform.

Year 9 and 10

Year 9 and 10 are opportunities to consolidate and develop the ideas from KS3.

More advanced topics at GCSE level include:

• Number -limits of accuracy, repeated percentage change

• Algebra- quadratic equations, advanced formulae

• Shape - Pythagoras, combined transformations, loci

• Data - cumulative frequency, box plots and averages of grouped data

Year 11

During Year 11 the students working towards the higher-level GCSE will encounter the most challenging Maths so far. Students working towards the foundation GCSE will continue to embed and develop the skills from Year 9, 10 and KS3.

• Number – Direct and inverse proportion

• Algebra – Simultaneous equations and algebraic fractions

• Shape – Volume and surface area of cones and spheres

• Data - Histograms and stratified sampling