Wind Turbine Team

Mathematics

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

 

"We believe that every child has the right to reach their full potential in a happy, caring and stimulating environment."

 Teaching and Learning in Mathematics

Maths is fun!  Our aim is to have every pupil reach their full potential in Mathematics, and hopefully, enjoy mathematics and it's applications along the way.

In lessons, teachers use of a variety of teaching and learning strategies in order to engage and inspire pupils, which includes interactive learning, group work & ICT. 

In view of the changes to the curriculum, we have chosen to follow a 'Mastery' scheme of work, enabling pupils to focusing on their fluency between topics, their mathematical reasoning and the application of the aforementioned to solve more complex, contextual problems.

This is a very challenging scheme, which will be considered later, however, the rational is that pupils are given a broad and fulfilling mathematics education that will adequately prepare them for whatever they choose to do after high school.

To account for the challenge embedded within the scheme, we have developed three tiers at KS3 to ensure that each pupil is challenged and makes the maximum amount of progress.

Each scheme incorporates elements of the following subject areas;

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

 

Assessment of Learning

In Mathematics, pupils are set according to ability. Primarily, this is based on KS2 scores, followed by a Baseline Assessment early in Year 7 to establish accurate levels. Following this, each year group has six tracking windows throughout the year where progress is assessed and evaluated.

In addition, ongoing progress is monitored regularly by classroom teachers and intervention is implemented where necessary.

 

New GCSE Mathematics

Additional documentation is attached to detail the changes to the curriculum.

Needless to say, the changes will provide a great deal of challenge for our pupils and it is important that they are working to the best of their ability throughout their maths education.

Some of the key changes are as follows;

  • The volume of subject content has increased,
  • The demand of the content has also increase significantly at both Higher and Foundation level,
  • Examination time has increased from 3 ½ hours to 4 ½,
  • There are less marks available at lower grades and more marks available at higher grades,
  • A 1 - 9 grading structure rather than the more familiar A* - G,
  • Pupils are required to memorise formulae rather than being provided with them at the front of the examination paper.

Revision tips

Please see attached files detailing revision advice and useful websites (pupils have login details) so that they can be proactive with their revision.

 Important Downloads:

Useful Websites

 Our Staff

  • Mr G Tomlinson (Faculty Leader)
  • Miss S Collins (Deputy Faculty Leader)
  • Mrs K Lamb (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Mr M Crow
  • Mr C Enright
  • Mr C Farrell-Jarvis
  • Mr R Power
  • Miss R Bukhari
  • Mr R Anderson-Fitter
  • Mr D Crehan

  To find out more about the subject and course options please contact admin@thebarlowrchigh.co.uk