Mathematics and ICT
Welcome from the Director of Learning - maths, ICT and Business Studies Faculty
I have the pleasure to lead the delivery and development of Maths, ICT and Business Studies in Tonypandy Community College and am supported by a dedicated and hard working team to ensure that this delivery is at its most beneficial and effective for the future of the students.
John Hopkin – Director of Learning
Jean Morris – Head of Numeracy
Tina Utting – Leader of learning ICT & Business
Mike McCann – Teacher of maths
Julia David – Teacher of ICT & Business Studies
Ryan Evans – Teacher of ICT & Humanities
Sion Dell – Teacher of Mathematics
Karen Crothers –Part time Teacher of maths (Assistant Head)
Jayne Capel – Part time Teacher of maths (Deputy Key Stage Manager)
Amy John – teacher of Maths & Science
Louisa Morris – Learning Coach Maths
Christopher Bayliss – ICT Technician
The Maths Course
At Key Stage 3, pupils study the skills and range outlined by the National Curriculum. The department aims to encourage enjoyment in studying maths and the work is contextualised to allow students to appreciate the importance and application of maths to real life situations. In each year, there are projects designed to develop the important skills of personal finance. Throughout the key stage students will undertake a number of other extended projects to give them experience in problem solving and delivery will encourage other key skills such as communication, working with others and ICT.
At Key Stage 4, students study the WJEC GCSE maths syllabus which covers the areas of ‘Using and Applying Mathematics’, ‘Algebra’, ‘Number’ and ‘Data Handling’. Groups of pupils may also be given the opportunity to study the other maths related courses – Statistics or Additional Mathematics.
At Key Stage 4 student study the WJEC Advanced Level course which consists of Pure Mathematics (Units –‘C1’, ‘C2’, ‘C3’ and ‘C4’) Statistics (Units –‘S1’ and ‘S2’) and Mechanics (Units ‘M1’ and ‘M2’).
GCSE Revision Websites
‘Quick Check Guides’, Practise Exam Papers, Answers & Mark Schemes http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/gcsemat/gcsemenu.htm
Online Textbooks (this is on the College Website) http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/allgcse/allgcse.htm
BBC Bitesize GCSE Maths (topic revision and a mock exam) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/
Other Maths Revision and help websites
For AS Level Mathematics Revision follow this link www.mathsnetalevel.com
For Key Stage 3 work click here
For GCSE work click here
For Year 12 Revision Notes from Mrs Crothers 21-12-09 click here
For GCSE Revision notes from Mr Hopkins click here
Year 11 FAST-TRACK – Additional Maths Specimen Paper 2 numbers
1,2,3,5,6,7 AND 10 only. Attempt what you can.
For Specimen Paper 2 for Mrs Morris class click here
Year11 SET 2 – JM – Practice Statistics Paper. Complete as many questions as you can.
For the mock Statistics paper for Mrs Morris click here