Faculty Leader: Mr G
Leader: Mrs S Brennan
'As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our
respect for others. We value our God-given gifts, talents and
abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a
safe and happy environment. Everyone should know that we are
followers of God by what we do, not just by what we
"To develop a bespoke
curriculum to meet the needs of all students. To create an
infectious climate for learning where students develop their
knowledge of Maths through engagement and challenge."
'Pure mathematics is,
in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.'
At The Barlow RC
High School we aim to inspire all children to reach their full
academic potential. In mathematics, this means ensuring we have a
curriculum that is fully inclusive for all children
- Develops children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving
skills - all of which are inextricably linked.
- Develops children's knowledge and understanding of mathematical
concepts whilst enabling them to practise and hone skills and
- Enables them to think critically and communicate their
understanding to others.
- Gives them opportunities to apply learned mathematical skills,
in different contexts, across the curriculum.
- Provides opportunities to develop problem solving skills useful
for maths and in other areas of the curriculum.
- Be prepared for applying their skills effectively in everyday
life situations, in their future learning and in the work
KS4 Course Rationale
expect to put into practice the skills and facts they learned at
Key Stage 3 to develop and consolidate their abilities to discuss,
interpret, describe and solve problems and present reasoned
arguments using mathematics. They will continue to learn topics and
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
Within these areas there is a greater
emphasis on independent and collaborative learning. Students will
develop their skills in multi-step and increasingly complex
problem-solving questions. The aim is to enable students to meet
the rigours of the new Mathematics Specification, equipping them to
succeed in using Maths in other subjects such as Science,
Geography, PE, Technology, as well as in their home, and later,
their college, university and work lives.
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