Aims and Ethos
Mathematics is important to all modern society as it is fundamental to problem solving and decision making. Mathematics is a subject which transcends all walks of life and provides essential tools for a modern society which range from the beauty of nature to computer programming and designing modern apps.
Our aim is for Mathematics at The Wren School to be engaging, challenging and relevant to modern life and will create lessons which support this.
|Tools of the TradeUse of mathematical equipment: calculator, protractor and pair of compasses.
This is me
Number Systems: Key arithmetic skills, Factors, Multiples, Primes.
|This is Us
Averages and Range
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
|Genius of the Past
Properties of 2D Shapes: Area and Perimeter
|Inventions of the Future
|Power of Humans
Probability (the power of prediction)
|Power of the Earth
Introduction to Algebra
Substitution & Solving Equation
Graphs and Charts
Integers, Powers & Roots
Ratio & Proportion
|Clashes of Culture
Solving Equations & Sequences
Graphs of Functions
|Celebration of Culture
Area & Perimeter, 3D Shapes
Constructing Triangles, Similarity & Congruence, Symmetry
|The Power of Technology
Units of Measure, Circles
Budgeting & Finance
|The Power of My Voice
Compound Measures, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Introduction to Trigonometry
Year 9 and Year 10
|Description of KS4 curriculum|
|In Year 9 students start the three-year GCSE course. At The Wren students follow the Edexcal specification at Higher or Foundation tier according to their ability. There will be regular monitoring to ensure they are on track and working towards the most appropriate qualification.
All students will have the opportunity to study the same topics from areas of number, shape, algebra and data handling.
|GCSE Exam board information|
Three exam papers: one non-calculator and two calculator
There are two teirs of entry:
Foundation (Grades 1 -5 can be awarded)
Higher (Grades 4-9 will be available)
Extra Curricular Activities
The mathematics department runs the following weekly activities:
KS3 Enrichment Club on a Thursday from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm where students can spend some time working through mathematical puzzles and challenges.
KS4 Catch Up and Workshop on Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm where students can work through some GCSE style questions and have some additional time to prepare for examinations.
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.