Maths

“Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas” - Albert Einstein

Intent Statement

The intent of the curriculum is to build on what the students can do already and produce students with high levels of mathematical fluency and reasoning skills.

The curriculum is clear on what the students need to be able to do at the end of each unit, module, year and key stage.

The curriculum is sequenced clearly so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught previously, we will use a detailed baseline assessment in each year group to assess the strengths and areas for development of each student. The curriculum will be amended accordingly so that each class will be following their own bespoke scheme of learning, the curriculum will be continually reviewed throughout the year.

We will also address gaps in the student’s knowledge and real life skills; many of our students don’t have bank accounts so weren’t familiar with GCSE questions where terms such as credit and debit are used. We found similar challenges on questions involving booking holidays, reading timetables, telling time using analogue clocks and more. This content will be embedded into our curriculum, the curriculum will also work alongside other subjects where there are transferable knowledge and skills, for example when and how we teach drawing and interpreting graphs must draw parallels with Science.

 

Prior Learning

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The curriculum for key stage 3 is organised into distinct domains; shape, handling data, number and algebra where pupils will build on key stage 2 knowledge and make deeper connections between mathematical concepts to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. They will also have the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge in other subjects such as Science, Computing and Geography.

Vision and Key Skills

 

Vision

Key Concepts and Key Skills

Year 7

In Year 7 students will focus on their maths transition for KS2 topics. Building on skills they already have and learning new methods and approaches for key mathematical concepts.

Students meet topics from the core areas of shape, handling data, number and algebra with references across the whole school curriculum.

Year 8

Year 8 students will be taught using an evidence-based approach to ensure they have a depth of understanding in basic mathematical concepts.

Students meet topics from the core areas of shape, handling data, number and algebra with references across the whole school curriculum. There is also a focus on applying their knowledge to practical situations.

Year 9

Students in year 9 will be taught how to mathematically reason and embed problem-solving skills in all areas of the KS3 curriculum, as well as develop as passion for mathematics.

Students meet topics from the core areas of shape, handling data, number and algebra with references across the whole school curriculum. There is also a focus on applying their knowledge to practical situations. Our curriculum, resources and lessons foster fluency, resilience, mastery,

reasoning and problem solving skills.

Year 10

In year 10 students will develop their understanding from KS3 topics by facing challenging mathematical problems which build in difficulty.

Through our curriculum, we aim to meet the needs and demands to prepare our students for GCSE and our ever- changing society by delivering a curriculum that will allow students to develop fluent knowledge, acquire and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and draw mathematical conclusions.

Year 11

Year 11 students will develop exam techniques by being exposed to a variety of question styles for each topic.

Students will follow a unique class- specific curriculum based from key misconceptions identified by the teacher.

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Our Curriculum Progression Model

Key texts and websites that you can access to support their knowledge development in this subject include:

 

 

Year 10

Year 11

Exam Board website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/

https://www.mymaths.co.uk

https://corbettmaths.com

https:// www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html https://diagnosticquestions.com/

https://www.mymaths.co.uk

https://corbettmaths.com

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html

https://diagnosticquestions.com/

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Home Learning | White Rose Maths

 

Maths lessons for Key Stage 3 students - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Home Learning | White Rose Maths

 

Maths lessons for Key Stage 3 students - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

 

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Home Learning | White Rose Maths

 

Maths lessons for Key Stage 3 students - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Homework & Assessment:
 

Homework is set weekly via www.mymaths.co.uk, website Regular assessments take place throughout the year and an overall grade is awarded for each formal assessment. This grade is used to assess whether the pupil is working towards their target grade. Students are encouraged to track their progress throughout the year.

In every lesson students are encouraged to create memory revision cards. We hope that this process will encourage our pupils to prepare for tests accordingly and begin to help the pupils to find effective revision strategies for them.

We aim to encourage pupils to become more independent learners by accessing the following websites to help them meet the targets they set themselves: 

Maths Genie GCSE

Corbett Maths

Maths made easy : Past GCSE papers
 

Final assessment in year 11, is three AQA maths examinations. These are 1.5 hours each, equally weighted at 80 marks each. (Paper 1 is non-calculator and whilst papers 2 and 3 are calculator)