Mathematics is a powerful tool for global understanding and communication that organizes our lives and prevents chaos. It helps us understand the world and provides an effective way of building mental discipline. Math encourages logical reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, abstract or spatial thinking, problem-solving ability, and even effective communication skills.
As a department, we work to ensure that all of our students, whatever their ability, build upon their strengths, and develop their understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics. We have high expectations of all of our students; we want everyone to be happy, hard-working, confident individuals, prepared to accept a challenge, ‘having a go’ at all problems presented.
Our Maths classes are welcoming, safe environments, where students know that they can contribute to discussions, share ideas and ask questions to enhance or further their learning.
We never underestimate the potential of our students – they continue to inspire and motivate us every day!
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, our current curriculum is organised into Units, covering Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measures and Data Handling.
The KS3 maths curriculum is split into 7 key areas, however, there are 3 overarching aims that are essential if children are to achieve success in their maths studies.
Key Stage 4
Our Scheme of Work at Key Stage 4 is organised into 5 terms. We follow the Mathematics and Mathematics Numeracy WJEC specifications for Higher, Intermediate and Foundation Tiers. A copy of the specifications can be found on the WJEC website.
We subscribe to digital resources to assist our learners, for example, TTRockstars and MathsWatch; all of our students will therefore have the opportunity to access additional support in this way.
Specifications: GCSE Mathematics
Resources and Home Learning
Pupils will be using HWB and Office 365 to access school work and homework. This is an excellent platform that allows pupils to interact and collaborate with each other through e-mail, ClassCharts, and Teams.
In Years 7, 8 and 9, students are set up to 30 minutes Maths work each week.
In Years 10 and 11, students are set up to 1 hour Maths work each week.
In Years 12 and 13, students are set up to 2 hours Maths work each week.