The Mathematics Department aims to provide a curriculum which:
- Exposes learners to a range of mathematical processes;
- Allows learners to develop core numeracy skills through abstract thinking;
- Creates opportunities for students to become independent learners and problem solvers;
- Nurtures curiosity with investigative learning;
- Enables learners to access the world in greater depth.
Curriculum Implementation at Key Stage 3:
Across Years 7, 8 and 9, we cover all areas of the National Curriculum. Within KS3 lessons, we concentrate on developing numerical fluency and reasoning skills in the key mathematical areas of number, algebra, geometry, ratio and proportion, and statistics.
We use the White Rose Maths as the basis of our schemes of learning which supports the structure of Mastery teaching in all groups. Our students are taught in mixed ability settings which allows all students an equal opportunity of access to the curriculum. Within the mixed ability setting, scaffolding and challenge work are embedded in order to support learners of all abilities to aim high and reach their potential.
|Year 7||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Place Value & Ordering & Decimals||Sequences||Constructing & Measuring|
|FDP Equivalence||Algebraic Notation||Developing Geometric Reasoning|
|Addition & Subtraction||Equality & Equivalence||Developing Number Sense|
|Multiplication & Division||Directed Number||Sets & Probability|
|FDP Of Amounts||Addition & Subtraction Of Fractions||Prime Numbers & Proof|
|Year 8||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Ratio & Scale||Brackets, Equations & Inequalities||Angles In Parallel Lines & Polygons|
|Multiplicative Change||Sequences||Area Of Trapezia & Circles|
|Multiplying & Dividing Fractions||Fractions & Percentages||Line Symmetry & Reflection|
|Working In The Cartesian Plane||Standard Index Form||The Data Handling Cycle|
|Representing Data||Number Sense||Measures Of Location|
|Tables & Probability|
|Year 9||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Straight Line Graphs||Numbers||Pythagoras’ Theorem|
|Forming & Solving Equations||Using Percentages||Solving Ratio & Proportion Problems|
|Conjectures||Rotation & Translation||Rates|
|Three Dimensional Shapes||Enlargement & Similarity||Probability|
|Constructions & Congruency||Maths & Money||Deduction|
Curriculum Implementation at Key Stage 4:
Throughout Years 10 and 11 we study the AQA GCSE Mathematics course.
The course contains work on Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measures, and Statistics and Probability. In our KS4 classes, students are banded into Higher, Intermediate and Foundation groups which reflect their current and predicted attainment and progress.
Curriculum Implementation at Key Stage 5:
At Key Stage 5 we offer both A Level Maths and Core Maths courses. A Level maths is taught using the AQA specification and covers pure maths, statistics and mechanics. For our Core Maths course, we follow AQA Level 3 Mathematical Studies specification over the two years of sixth form teaching. This course looks at applying maths to real life scenarios and is suggested to compliment and support mathematical content in many other subjects including; psychology, biology and geography.
|GCSE Exam board information|
|AQA GCSE Mathematics
At the end of the GCSE Mathematics course, students will either be sitting the Foundation or Higher Tier papers.
In both pathways, students can achieve a Grade 4 and 5.
Extra Curricular Activities
The mathematics department runs the following weekly activities:
KS4 Aim High sessions:
- Monday afterschool (drop-in)
- Friday afterschool (topic based)
Extended Learning and quiet work space on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes within the department.
The department also takes part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge and is starting to work towards a Level 3 Qualification in Further Mathematics for some of the highest ability students.