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Welcome to Maths


Hegarty Maths will be used to set homework and aid revision.

It is also a great tool to gain help and support using the tutorial videos and quizzes they provide.

Hegarty Maths is accessed through a website - it is not an app on the iPads. Therefore it can be accessed on any computer, laptop, iPad, tablet or phone that has internet access.

The website is

If students Google hegarty maths it will come up, however they must ensure they are not trying to go through another schools link on their website.

Students will then be asked to enter their school, name, date of birth and their password. This is a password they chose the first time they logged in, if students have forgotten this password they are able to alert a member of staff and this can be reset.

All tasks will be given a week for completion and there are clear guidelines on how they should be completed in the documents below; the link between completing the homework task and notes/working out being made in their knowledge organiser workbook is an important step to success so please take the time to read these documents.

Any questions please speak to your child’s maths teacher who will be happy to help.

The mathematics department at Newark Academy are excited by the recent developments in the curriculum. As a team we believe students deserve the chance to understand the maths they will meet in everyday life. The new National Curriculum in Mathematics encourages students to apply the skills they learn to everyday situations.

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programme of study for key stage 3 is organised into apparently distinct domains, but students should build on key stage 2 and connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge in science, geography, computing and other subjects.

Decisions about progression should be based on the security of students’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Students who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content in preparation for key stage 4. Those who are not sufficiently fluent should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students must take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series and will be taken at the end of Year 11. Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment while paper 2 and 3 are calculator assessments. All 3 papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long. For more information, visit

The Mathematics department put on a range of afterschool activities focused at interventions at KS4 and KS5 to support students with their examination outcomes.

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