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24/09/17

We abhor violence & all hatred. Our academy exists to promote tolerance, patience, wisdom & compassion https://t.co/4ibtcTvOkg

24/09/17

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Year 7s showing us how to model atoms; one group built this beautiful Sodium atom from plasticine https://t.co/KVynYwkI58

22/09/17

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Golden Ticket Week 2 winners: https://t.co/H9GyNMRbOW

22/09/17

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A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

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Science Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/GUhwKp8OyK 🔬 https://t.co/TAgRxmWb4I

22/09/17

A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

Golden Ticket Week 2 winners: https://t.co/H9GyNMRbOW

21/09/17

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Alas, I was tied to the Flash-Bang lab for Open Evening but there is always beautiful electrochemistry, chromatography & qualitative testing https://t.co/4GV0LYzHxJ

21/09/17

Science at Harris South Norwood inspires and challenges - the academy is open for any Year 6 parents who wish to view https://t.co/PkEPXYSPGr

20/09/17

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Excited to welcome prospective year 6 students and their families to the Science Department . See you in M109! https://t.co/TYgTVzhMvz

20/09/17

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Our successful creative academy will be open for Year 6 patents to come & see on Wednesday evening - please do come https://t.co/KK2Q45Xurz https://t.co/tdKtnlCNx6

19/09/17

Whatever you feel or think - speak out and speak to someone you trust https://t.co/IeZ7c0avV3

19/09/17

Tomorrow we open to Year 6 parents to see our wonderful academy https://t.co/FwFNtBlRDU

19/09/17

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Reflections this week covers the question - is it better to give things or receive things in life? https://t.co/2sdCuArrvM

18/09/17

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Our academy will be open for Year 6 patents to come & see on Wednesday evening - please do come https://t.co/OcFjKPEbNe

18/09/17

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Is your son or daughter ready for Year 7. Open evening for year six parents Norwood, Southwark, Dulwich & Croydon https://t.co/5smnEGJxpZ

18/09/17

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Please do come and see our wonderful academy this week. You will receive a warm, informed welcome https://t.co/ZqhjGGZAb5

18/09/17

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Students excel & adore learning about history of Britain, but also the world. A-level studying Soviet era this term https://t.co/uSBkGWXXsX

18/09/17

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Former student "#stormzy performs new single on Live Lounge https://t.co/ntIvJWGNY4

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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Mathematics is for everyone. A GCSE qualification in Mathematics not only gives students the opportunity to develop the ability to acquire and use problem-solving strategies, it teaches them to be able to select and apply mathematical techniques to solve every day and real-world situations. The abilities to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, draw conclusions and interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms are also developed.

The new GCSE’s will now have an AQA numbered grading system in Mathematics.  The new Specification has been taught since September 2015, with the first awards in summer 2017. The content still has its focus on number, algebra, geometry, measures, statistics and probability but also allows you to apply the functional elements and problem solving strategies required to use mathematics in everyday life. The examination focus is on connection and reasoning between the topics to achieve a deeper understanding of the often complex mathematical concepts involved.

Working closely with other schools within the Harris Federation and offering our own provision we equip our student with the tools they will need to tackle these challenging styles of questions. 

We are a cross site department consisting of 21 mathematics specialists. The department is managed by the Director of Mathematics, an Assistant Principal and a Co-coordinator of Mathematics. Additionally there is a senior teacher in charge of the day to day running of each of the three key stages.

The GCSE assessment structure course consists of 3 examinations, each 1 hour 30 minutes in length. This is split into two tiers; higher tier – Grades 5 to 9, and foundation tier – Grades 1 - 5. Paper one is non-calculator, while the other two papers a calculator is allowed. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

3 good reasons why a good grade in mathematics is so important:

A vast array of potential future careers will become available, for example:

  • Engineering, Physics, Computing, Accountancy, Economics, Business, Banking, Air traffic control, Retail management, Architecture, Surveying, Cartography, Psychology ... and many more.
  • Employers and universities see mathematics as a very desirable qualification due to the skills it employs, such as problem solving, logical thinking and statistical analysis.
  • Research shows that, on average, those people who are competent in the field of Mathematics will add 10% to their lifetime earning potential!