Year 10 students will complete their PPEs week commencing 14th June. There will be three maths assessments – one non-calculator paper and two calculator papers. These assessments are very important as they will help staff and students to identify where the gaps in learning are so that we can plan effectively for Year 11. They will also help to inform decisions around tiers of entry.
All students have been provided with a revision guide and a copy of the “Ready? Set? Go?” mathematics study resource to support them with their independent revision. Teachers have spent time in lessons this week showing students how to use these most effectively. The resource includes cut-out flashcards, key skills revision, command word definitions, and clear sections with ‘how to’ instructions and practice questions with answers.
Preparing for your maths assessment?
The best way to revise maths is to practise maths. You can use the practise questions in the study resource or on Mathswatch. Make sure you take time to learn any formulae you need. Start revising early and try to revise little and often. Revising a little bit every day will help you to remember more than if you do a very long revision session the day before the exam. Make sure you bring the equipment you need to your exam. You will need a pen, pencil and ruler. You will also need a calculator. Having a good scientific calculator that you know how to use can make a huge difference to your assessment score. The school recommended calculator is the Casio Classwiz FX-83GTX for foundation tier students or the Casio Classwiz FX-991EX for higher tier students.
If you have any questions or you have forgotten your Mathswatch login details, you can email Mrs Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org).