Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and interesting ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful. Our Mathematics Department strongly believes in fostering an ethos and appreciation for a lifelong use of Mathematics as well as meeting the demands of the curriculum.
The Mathematics Department aims to equip all students with transferable numeracy skills; skills that will be used both within school and beyond. Alongside this, we aim to encourage the students to develop their logical abilities and reasoning skills to solve challenging problems. Overall our aim is to ensure that all our students enjoy Mathematics and are encouraged to reach their full potential in our subject and in other curriculum areas.
The maths course at Key Stage 3 builds on the mastery of key number and geometry concepts studied in primary school and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE maths course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and Year 8 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in number and geometry and extend this further into algebra and statistics. The scheme of work promotes a depth and breadth of understanding around each theme to ensure a fluent foundation is built and students’ deep understanding enables them to apply their skills and communicate their knowledge across a range of contexts and problems.
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The maths course at Key Stage 4 builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired at Key Stage 3. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) is assessed in the following way:
Edexcel GCSE Statistics (A-G Examination June 2017, 9-1 Examination June 2018)*
The GCSE Statistics course at Key Stage 4 covers the whole range of statistical techniques for collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data from a variety of contexts and also in depth understanding of Probability. Teaching for understanding is promoted throughout to enable students to apply their learning to a range of problems in both familiar and non-routine contexts and to be able to model real life scenarios.
Edexcel GCSE Statistics is assessed in the following way:
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Year 11 students have been given GCSE maths papers to do over the holiday, all of the papers can be found below. Please support your child in bringing them back to the academy for their first mathematics lesson of week beginning 5 November.
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.