In Mathematics we strive for all students to achieve their best and provide them with the skills to be effective learners and problem solvers. We consider where Mathematics can be applied to real life situations and across different subjects. We want to help develop students become lifelong learners through quality first teaching
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our high quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils learn to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programme of study for key stage 3 is sequenced into, what may appear to be, distinct domains, but pupils build on key stage 2 and connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. The teaching for sound knowledge of key concepts then enables students to access the Key Stage 4 Scheme of Work.
Our Key Stage 4 scheme of work is structured in a similar way to Key Stage 3 however students will follow one of 4 routes on their learning journey. Route 1 is studied by GCSE foundation level students who also sit Entry Level Maths in Year 10. Route 2 is for students to sit GCSE foundation level, route 3 is for students to study higher level Mathematics and route 4 is for students to study high level mathematics and Further Maths level 2 in order to help prepare students thoroughly for their Maths GCSE and post 16 mathematical studies. All of these routes build on previous topics where we retrieve, affirm and build on the knowledge and understanding as we progress through the curriculum.
At Key Stage 5 we offer a very broad curriculum starting at GCSE resit for our students who did not achieve a grade 4 at GCSE or who simply want to do better, all the way to Further Maths A Level for our most able. We also Maths A Level as well as Core Maths.
Throughout their learning students will be given detailed question by question feedback highlighting areas of strength and weakness. These strengths will be further developed and weaknesses addressed through Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT). Feedback will also be sent home directly to parents so they can know where their child needs to support and details of how they can do this is provided.
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Curriculum Team Leader for Maths – Mr Ian White
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