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Maths

Our goal is to give students the mathematical and numerical skills they need to succeed in whichever career or pathway they choose. We aim for all students to gain fluency in their fundamentals, develop their mathematical reasoning silks and engage in regular problem solving. Our curriculum is designed to support, stretch and challenge all learners while giving students plenty of time to consolidate what they have learnt. We have developed our curriculum to allow students to focus on one specific strand of mathematics each half term to allow for greater depth of understanding. We aim to instill confidence in students along with a growth mind-set that will help them overcome any anxiety about learning Mathematics.

Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. The AQA qualification is designed to enable students to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in Maths. By putting students at the heart of everything we do, our aim is to shape what success in Maths looks like for every student.

The programme of study will cover topics in Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. Essentially the work is a continuation and extension of the topics covered in Key Stage 3. Students will develop a positive attitude to mathematics; the ability to read mathematics and write and talk about the subject in a variety of ways; the ability to use mathematics as a means of communication; the ability to solve problems; the ability to produce and appreciate imaginative and creative work; a willingness and ability to work independently and cooperatively; the ability to apply mathematics to other subjects; the ability to apply mathematics in everyday situations; the ability to carry out calculations and the abilities to reason logically, to classify, to generalise and to test and prove hypothesis.

Students are assessed on a regular basis throughout the three years and are given individual feedback on what topics they need to focus on in order to improve. There are regular revision and booster classes for Year 11 in the run up to the GCSE and intervention classes are provided for those students identified as needing help to reach their potential.