Our Maths curriculum will:
- Foster a love of Maths at all levels: students of all abilities should feed off the passion of their Maths teacher. They must have opportunities to see the beauty of Maths and share in ‘wow’ moments.
- Develop confident problem solvers: we must ensure that students have the confidence to apply their knowledge in new and unexpected scenarios. We will ensure they see the links between different areas of Mathematics and develop an appreciation that problem solving is a transferable skill that will serve them well in other areas of life.
- Highlight the bigger picture: our curriculum must include practical applications of Mathematics. Students need to see where Maths fits in the world including the links with their other subjects.
- Lead to academic success: our curriculum design must lead to significant progress for students of all abilities and inspire students to continue their study of Maths.
The Maths department have worked hard to develop a scheme of work that allows all students to become fluent with their skills and have strong reasoning and problem solving strategies. Whilst developing this we have collaborated with other departments across the school to ensure that students see ‘the bigger picture’. We believe that this approach, combined with passionate Maths teaching, will foster a love of learning for Maths that will lead to all students reaching their potential.
In Years 7 and 8 all students follow the same curriculum which ensures smooth transition from primary school.
Lessons are designed using the teaching for mastery approach.
In Years 9, 10 and 11 students are grouped based on ability and follow either the higher or the foundation pathway.
In all year groups students sit mini unit tests throughout the course to test their understanding of current topics. Each year they also take two longer holistic examinations that require students to recall prior learning.