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Subject: Mathematics

Faculty Leader: Mr G Tomlinson

Deputy Faculty Leader: Mrs S Brennan


School Mission

'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 say .'

Faculty Vision

"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."

Inspirational Quote

'Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.'

Albert Einstein

Curriculum Intent

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 which: 

  • 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 methods.
  • 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 place.

KS4 Course Rationale

Edexcel (9-1) Mathematics

Pupils should 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 skills in:

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

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