The aims of the department are that each pupil on leaving school is numerate, has sufficient mathematical skills for the career of his/her choice, and will understand the mathematics likely to be encountered in everyday life. In addition we hope that pupils will acquire the logical abilities characteristic of the mathematician.
In Year 7 and 8, every maths lesson will focus on the new maths mastery curriculum. This will be embedded in lessons and in homework. We hope this will enable students to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply mathematical knowledge rapidly and accurately.
In Year 9 and 10, students will learn the content required for the GCSE course. These topics will cover Algebra, Data, Geometry and Number. A large focus of these lessons will be using mathematical knowledge and skills in multi-step problem-solving.
The focus of Y11 is to revise all of the previously taught GCSE content of maths ensuring that pupils are confident and competent in applying them in exam style problems.
How you can help your child in Maths
Knowledge of timetables is essential and regular practice will be beneficial. Any opportunities for your child to share with you what they are working on in maths will be of value. Support with homework can be very beneficial, provided that your child is the main contributor.
Monday: Year 11 Monday Maths 4.22 and 4.8
Monday: Year 7,8,9,10 Homework Support 4.25
KS3 Revision Websites
BBC Bitesize for KS3; this website has everything KS3 students need to help them prepare for Praising Stars Assessments. Revision Bites and Test Bites have been designed to help them check what you know and understand.