Mr D Poulson (Head of Maths)
Mr M MacGregor
Mr A Andy
Miss G Baker
Miss S Toumey
Miss J Hubbard
Key Stage 3:
We have developed a new curriculum where students will explore a different theme. In term one the theme is ‘bigger, smaller, same as’. The theme allows the students to learn a wide range of mathematical ideas and relate these to create firm concepts in their minds.
In addition to termly themes we also have a yearly focus. Year 7 will aim to develop their understanding of all number based topics, Year 8 will aim to consolidate their knowledge on number processes but also progress to shape and space and the Year 9 focus is Proportion and algebra. Homework is differentiated and follows a structure intended to develop fluency.
Key Stage 4:
In subjects such as mathematics, where topics are taught in progressively greater depth over the course of key stage 3 and key stage 4. We encourage students to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives.
GCSE specifications in mathematics should enable students to:
· develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts.
· acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
· reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
· comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and the context.
The essential subject content is broken down into the following key areas; Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. Each area will include the knowledge, understanding and skills required as well as giving due consideration to the assessment objectives. The expectation is that depending on how much knowledge each student has acquired and is able to demonstrate under exam conditions will result in whether they are externally assessed at the higher or foundation level.
GCSE After school revision sessions are available to students to prepare them for external examinations and students should liaise with their class teacher in regards to days and times.
Resources available to students for this subject:
Revision guides and work books are available to students. The following websites are also recommended for students to help with their independent study.