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 Welcome to the Mathematics Department

 

All Shimna students study Mathematics at Key Stage 3 and GCSE.  Additional Maths is also a popular choice at GCSE and we have an enthusiastic A-Level class each year.  
The vision for our department is not only to provide students with mathematical skills necessary for modern life but also to instil in them an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of Mathematics
 
Key Stage 3
 
Students follow the Revised Curriculum for Mathematics and Numeracy which includes the element of Financial Capability.
  • Students cover areas of Number, Algebra, Shape and Space as well as Data Handling
  • Students are assessed in the Cross Curricular skill of Using Mathematics
  • Pupils have the opportunity to develop skills such as mental maths, problem solving, creativity, communication, team work and self esteem.
 
GCSE
 
At GCSE students are prepared for the CCEA two-tier modular course.  We have four Mathematics classes and teach across a wide range of abilities. The exam consists of a calculator and non-calculator Module paper; N1, N2, N3 or N4 and a calculator and non-calculator Completion paper N5 or N6.  The Module and Completion paper represent 44% and 56% respectively of the award.  
 
Additional Mathematics
 
Students who enjoy and have a talent for Mathematics have the opportunity to take Additional Mathematics GCSE.  Topics such as trigonometry are studied in greater depth and students meet new topics such as differentiation and integration.  This provides an excellent platform for A Level Mathematics. The course includes;
·        Pure Mathematics
·        Mechanics
·        Statistics
 
AS/A2 Mathematics
 
Mathematics is a popular and useful A Level which opens doors for the future.  
AS Year
·        Consists of two pure maths modules ( C1 and C2) and one mechanics module (M1)
A2 Year
·        Consists of two more pure maths modules (C3 and C4) and one Statistics module (S1).
A level maths is extremely beneficial for those thinking of degrees or careers in;
·        Maths and Physics
·        Engineering
·        Medical Sciences
·        Business, Accounting and Finance
 

Some of our A level maths students celebrating their wonderful results with 2/3 of class achieving A grade and 100% A - C grades.  The four characters in our picture are now: Alec, studied Financial Mathematics at University College Galway, and after banking in Dublin, he is now a maths teacher in the north of England; Kerry, studyied Actuarial Science at Queens University Belfast, and now has a high powered and very successful career in finance in Dublin; Ryan, studied sports journalism at University of Sunderland, before returning to maths, and is now a successful maths teacher in England; Cary, studied Geography at St Andrew's University and now has a successful career in environmental science.  We are very proud of all of them.

 

All Shimna students study Mathematics at Key Stage 3 and GCSE.  Additional Maths is also a popular choice at GCSE and we have an enthusiastic A-Level class each year.  
The vision for our department is not only to provide students with mathematical skills necessary for modern life but also to instil in them an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of Mathematics
 
Key Stage 3
 
Students follow the Revised Curriculum for Mathematics and Numeracy which includes the element of Financial Capability.
  • Students cover areas of Number, Algebra, Shape and Space as well as Data Handling
  • Students are assessed in the Cross Curricular skill of Using Mathematics
  • Pupils have the opportunity to develop skills such as mental maths, problem solving, creativity, communication, team work and self esteem.
 
GCSE
 
At GCSE students are prepared for the CCEA two-tier modular course.  We have four Mathematics classes and teach across a wide range of abilities. The exam consists of a calculator and non-calculator Module paper; N1, N2, N3 or N4 and a calculator and non-calculator Completion paper N5 or N6.  The Module and Completion paper represent 44% and 56% respectively of the award.  
 
Additional Mathematics
 
Students who enjoy and have a talent for Mathematics have the opportunity to take Additional Mathematics GCSE.  Topics such as trigonometry are studied in greater depth and students meet new topics such as differentiation and integration.  This provides an excellent platform for A Level Mathematics. The course includes;
·        Pure Mathematics
·        Mechanics
·        Statistics
 
AS/A2 Mathematics
 
Mathematics is a popular and useful A Level which opens doors for the future.  
AS Year
·        Consists of two pure maths modules ( C1 and C2) and one mechanics module (M1)
A2 Year
·        Consists of two more pure maths modules (C3 and C4) and one Statistics module (S1).
A level maths is extremely beneficial for those thinking of degrees or careers in;
·        Maths and Physics
·        Engineering
·        Medical Sciences
·        Business, Accounting and Finance
 

Some of our A level maths students celebrating their wonderful results with 2/3 of class achieving A grade and 100% A - C grades.  The four characters in our picture are now: Alec, studied Financial Mathematics at University College Galway, and after banking in Dublin, he is now a maths teacher in the north of England; Kerry, studyied Actuarial Science at Queens University Belfast, and now has a high powered and very successful career in finance in Dublin; Ryan, studied sports journalism at University of Sunderland, before returning to maths, and is now a successful maths teacher in England; Cary, studied Geography at St Andrew's University and now has a successful career in environmental science.  We are very proud of all of them.

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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