The National Curriculum for Mathematics intends to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.
WISDOM - Our aims are to build a deep culture of understanding, confidence and competence in Mathematics, a culture that will produce strong secure learning and real progress in the students that attend our school.
HOPE AND ASPIRATION - We intend to shape all our students into assured, happy, resilient Mathematicians helping them to become independent reflective thinkers – not just in Mathematics, but across the whole curriculum.
COMMUNITY AND LIVING WELL - We intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. We aim to prepare them for a successful working life. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high-quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
DIGNIGITY AND RESPECT – We intend on delivering a curriculum that is broad and balanced for all pupils which meets the needs of all pupils.
- Mr D Harland, Head of Maths
- Miss L Devaney, Deputy Head of Maths
- Mr Y Adjei
- Mrs L Foster
- Miss H Jessop
- Miss D Marsh
- Mr M Duffin
Enrichment and Extra-Curricular
We enter the UKMT challenge competitions for Years 8 to 10 and often attend events hosted by Manchester University.
Maths Study Support sessions are available weekly. Here students will have access to laptops and help and support from a Maths teacher. KS3 are Thursdays and KS4 are Mondays 3pm in F6.
'White Rose Schemes of Learning
All students follow the White Rose Maths Secondary Schemes of Learning. The scheme has been influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners across the world.
Here are links to resources for all the units covered in Years 7 to 10.
The aims of the scheme are to build a deep culture of understanding, confidence and competence in Maths, a culture that will produce strong secure learning and real progress in the students that attend our school.
The mantra of White Rose Maths is the ‘Everyone Can Do Maths: Everyone Can’ a mantra that we the Maths department fully endorse.
We intend to shape all our students into assured, happy, resilient Mathematicians helping them to become independent reflective thinkers – not just in Maths, but across the whole curriculum.
The schemes of learning for each year are available through the following links.
All Year 11 students will receive practice maths exam papers regularly to be completed as independent study. These are an opportunity for students to revise their skills, retrieve their maths knowledge and practice exam techniques. Following each paper students will complete an analysis sheet RAG rating the questions. The analysis sheets give the students a brief explanation as to how to do each question so that they can make improvements on the work they have previously completed.
Year 11 revision – Mathematics – Edexcel Exam Board
Here is a list of resources to aid you with your revision:
Formulae to learn:
Century Learning: This assesses current ability and skills and sets out a learning path of nuggets specifically to your needs. The nuggets have learning videos to teach you, then it will reassess your skills and reset your path.
GCSE Pod: Learning pod casts that teach and revise skills with assessments to assess your skills.
GCSE revision guides and workbooks
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Foundation tier Revision Guide + App
Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher tier Revision Guide + App
Other recommended websites:
Online marked electronic papers: https://www.onmaths.com/
Online revision and questions with levelling: https://www.mathskitchen.com/home
All revision materials and teaching videos: https://corbettmaths.com/
Flash cards: https://www.tannermaths.co.uk/flashcards.html
Independent study support. All students have a Century Leaning account. This account provides all students with videos, presentation slides and continuing assessments. Students are set a ‘path’ of learning ‘nuggets’ according to the results of the diagnostic nuggets they should complete at the beginning of their course.
This path alters according to how they are progressing in each nugget or by the teacher when they set a nugget in line with what they have covered in class. Students can check their progress, practise skills and knowledge and learn content independently using this platform.