AIMS OF CURRICULUM:
The mathematics department aims to provide a vibrant, positive environment where all students are given both the belief and opportunity to achieve their potential through high quality learning experiences and levels of support.
The school curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that pupils have an understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, seeing and expecting paterns and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
PURPOSE OF STUDY:
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The Mathematics curriculum develops a pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living and in many forms of employment. We set and follow a scheme of work with a view to accredited qualifications, and have high expectations for all our students. The department will offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to keep the pupils engaged, motivated and therefore enhances their enjoyment of Mathematics.
KS3 WHAT DO THEY STUDY?
Years 7 to 9 follow schemes of work supporting the national curriculum using a variety of resources such as task cards, games, worksheets, group work tasks, as well as access to ICT with iPads and laptops. Key stage three provides pupils with a range of skills allowing them to gain proficiency in solving mathematical problems in real life, facing increasingly complex problems over time.
KS4 WHAT DO THEY STUDY?
The Key Stage 4 course provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. All pupils are encouraged to develop confidence in and recognise the importance of mathematics in their lives and society, with the goal of an accredited qualification.
AQA GCSE Mathematics, and / or Entry Level Mathematics