Maths

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Maths

Welcome to the Maths Department.

The mathematics department consists of 10 fully qualified maths teachers who have a passion for their subject and teaching. They are enthusiastic and dedicated to ensuring each pupil is equipped with the knowledge and skills to reach their full protentional. They are complemented by a HLTA (Mrs Anne Johnson) and a small group intervention teacher (Mrs L. Grundy) who aid them in quest.

Miss L. Jacques – Curriculum Leader for Mathematics

Mr M. Rock – Mathematics teacher and KS4 Co-ordinator  

Mrs S. Lambert – Lead Teacher for Mathematics 

Mrs R. Bal – Mathematics Teacher and KS3 Co-ordinator

Mr N. Grundy – Deputy Head Teacher

Mr N. Abbas – Mathematics Teacher

Mrs D. Harding – Mathematics Teacher

Mrs N. Garrett – Mathematics Teacher and year 9 strategy leader

Mrs R. Trotter – Mathematics Teacher

Mr S. James – Mathematics Teacher

Equipment List for Maths

In order for pupils to achieve their potential, we recommend the following equipment be provided from the start of year 7 and throughout their school career: Pen, Pencil, Scientific calculator, Ruler, Protractor, Pair of compasses, Rubber and Pencil sharpener.

KS3

Our Key stage 3 curriculum is based on the white rose scheme of learning that many of our feeder primary schools use to aid continuity and confidence. This scheme builds links to other aspects of the maths curriculum whilst incorporating reasoning and problem solving. An overview of topics can be found below.

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Year 9

KS4

When pupils go in to year 10 the maths curriculum branches off to ensure that all pupils are prepared for the GCSE examination they will sit. Sets one and 2 will continue with the scheme based on white rose in preparation for the higher paper. Details can be found below:

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Sets 3 and 4 pupils will focus on mastering topics that they have previously looked at whilst incorporating new learning that could appear on either the higher or foundation examination. Details can be seen below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, other pupils will focus on mastering topics previously taught as well as some new content in order to prepare them for the Foundation paper at the end of year 11.

How we assess

Years 7 to 10 – Pupils sit an initial baseline assessment for starting grade and setting purposes. After this they complete mathswatch homeworks which help use to produce ‘RAG’ (red, amber, green) sheets for intervention and low stakes assessment purposes. Pupils are also assessed at 3 points in the year, again for intervention but also for data reporting purposes.

Year 11 – Pupils in year 11 complete 2 sets of mocks n December and February. These marks are upload to a website called pinpoint learning. This helps to inform the students of their next steps in revision, whilst giving the resources to help.

 Subject specific websites to support independent learning and revision

Trips & Visits 

  • Bletchley park
  • London maths school
  • The Royal observatory
  • Legoland Windsor
  • Bank of England museum

Knowledge Organisers

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‘We regularly enter students for the UKMT Mathematical Challenges at Junior and Intermediate level as well as the regional Team Mathematics Challenges.