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16/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A well fought double header for the Y10 ⚽️ team vs , the league fixture finished 3-3, with The Beacon taking the cup result in extra-time. Well done to Joe Vincent-Ryan who scored a well taken hat-trick, and MOM Zac Jennings, who made some brilliant saves

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Great afternoon working with the fantastic science department . Lots of new ideas to implement

11/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thank you for hosting the All Schools Rugby Festival. We took 30 students, boys and girls, and they had a blast! Lots of fun and some good wins along the way 🏉

11/10/18

Our Year 10 Information Evening starts at 6pm in the Jenkins Centre. It's a great opportunity to meet the new SAMs and ask any questions you might have about the year ahead. We look forward to welcoming you!

10/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As well as after school clubs there are many opportunities to extend learning & have fun during the school day! Every break time in the sports hall there are different activities on offer including Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Football and Yoga!⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🏸

10/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

08/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic 25-25 draw between the Y8 rugby team and great to see students developing their rugby skills 🏉 https://t.co/QIts9nTe6N

05/10/18

Safe crossing point much needed on Burntwood Lane. https://t.co/hIHuGwFVTQ

05/10/18

Lovely to show so many prospective parents and students around our school this afternoon . https://t.co/bY7tDex0eM

04/10/18

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed it . Thank you for attending.

03/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

01/10/18

Retweeted From Julia Church

Ex- students, Caitlin Etheridge and Alice Forde, attended a meeting of recently to speak about the activities they took part in at a residential Rotary seminar, as recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Visit https://t.co/ZRRRNlBvLh https://t.co/Kh8BKKrWVl

29/09/18

It was a pleasure to welcome you all. https://t.co/knXdpL9YN4

28/09/18

Congratulations to Katie Conway, another de Stafford student to successfully compete the 16 before 16 reading challenge. Headteacher, Jeremy Garner met with Katie to present her prize and certificate earlier this week (pictured)#celebratingsuccess https://t.co/ymbyZhmQtA

28/09/18

Can you spot Mr Garner who joined over 1000 Headteachers in London today to campaign for increased funding in schools. https://t.co/V32rb9ZrGW

28/09/18

Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday. It was fantastic to see so many members of our local community as well as parents/carers. Look out for a full write up and pictures in our next newsletter! https://t.co/T2E8ZWJCiY

28/09/18

Wishing our Year 7 students and accompanying staff a fun walk and team building session today!#FridayFeeling

28/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Delighted to celebrate our official relaunch of following a £1.2million refurbishment. A special thank you to British Junior Trampoline champion, LouiseBrownsey for your time and inspiration. https://t.co/ASKFo0ONHO

28/09/18

Retweeted From Duncan Wood-Allum #FBPE

Lovely to see my old centre which my brilliant team set up in the mid 1990’s have £1.2 million fit out 25 years on. Complete transformation with and with a little help from Congratulations to all involved. https://t.co/0oQtj6vaXq

27/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

⁦A fantastic evening at the launch of the ⁦⁩ It was great to see ⁦⁩ students enjoy the opportunity to get some top tips from Louise Brownsey a current GB Trampoline Champion! 🥇 🥇 🥇 https://t.co/qVaZMYL30f

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