Mathematics

Core Purpose

To instil a love of mathematics and inspire our young people to pursue highly numerate career paths

We are proud of the improvements we have made over the past five years and wish to highlight our progress in both KS3 and KS4:

Percentage of students achieving A* - C in Mathematics at GCSE level

  • 2012 - 86%
  • 2013 - 81%
  • 2014 - 75%

Percentage of students achieving Level 5 and above in Mathematics at the end of Key stage 3

  • 2011 - 72%
  • 2012 - 67%
  • 2013 - 97%

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage

In Mathematics, in any strand, students are encouraged to be creative and think of different solutions to reach the same answer. There are, for example, three ways of doing long multiplication and we allow students to explore all the different methods. They also have open-ended tasks such as ‘16 is the answer. What is the question?’ which allows them to be creative and tricky puzzles such as ‘How many triangles are there in the picture’ which allows them to be imaginative. We do several puzzles using Nrich and Maths Mastery, for example, to practise problem solving skills that allow for creative solutions and instil a sense of enjoyment towards the subject.

CARES Coverage

Commitment

Students are expected to have their own mathematical equipment for each lesson. This includes a calculator, pencil, ruler, protractor, rubber and pen.

No opt-out from students when they are asked a question.

Aspiration

Students are encouraged to push themselves to the more challenging questions.

They are encouraged to attempt all questions in every formal assessment.

Resilience

Not giving up on challenging questions and trying multiple approaches.

Excellence

Answering in full sentences using correct mathematical language.

Pride in the presentation of exercise books and home learning.

Self Management

Check work through whenever possible.

Complete all home learning on time and to the best of our ability.

Maintain excellent standards of behaviour for learning throughout.

 

Please click here to see our Mathematics Curriculum Coverage

 

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