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Mathematics Curriculum

Our aim in the Mathematics Department is to foster a love of learning through enquiry, problem solving and functional skills relatable to everyday life. Our teachers prepare pupils for their next steps in life by instilling resilience, encouraging curiosity and ensuring that they leave us with mathematical reasoning skills to thrive in the workplace. We do this by using an engaging curriculum that challenges pupil at every level. Teachers are equipped with an extensive range of resources including newly purchased textbooks and revision guides that are especially written for the demands of the new specification. This, alongside every pupil being given personalised log-ons for key mathematics websites, ensures that all pupils have the opportunity to succeed.

Key Stage 3 Mathematics Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Mathematics follow a mastery scheme of work which build upon the KS2 curriculum. Pupils are taught mathematics in 7 key topic areas: number, algebra, space and measure, probability, ratio and proportion and statistics. Lessons are designed to fully prepare students for Key Stage 4 and work on GCSE skills from Year 7 such as resilience and problem solving. Homework is set weekly and is based on an interleaving approach which encourages pupils to remember and practice a large range of topics. At the end of each half term students sit an in-class assessment based on their learning.

Key Stage 4 Mathematics Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Mathematics is a linear continuation of the learning from Key Stage 3 – building upon the 7 key topic areas with more in-depth GCSE context. The scheme of work is more challenging, and students will follow a Foundation or Higher tier scheme from year 10. At KS4 homework is set on Mathswatch – an online programme which provides videos for pupils to support them with their homework which is GCSE based. Pupils are assessed throughout Year 10 and 11 using mock GCSE exams. Year 11 students take mock examinations in December and February and sit 3 external GCSE examinations in the Summer term:1 non calculator and 2 calculator papers. Students are awarded with one GCSE grade which is an average of all 3 papers.

Departmental Staff Title
Mrs K Lane Head of Mathematics (Mat Leave)
Miss K BanksDeputy Leader of Mathematics Department (Acting Head of Maths)
Mr P DearnleyNumeracy Coordinator & Teacher of Mathematics
Mr S CampbellTeacher of Mathematics
Mr C McGuinessTeacher of Mathematics
Mr S JonesTeacher of Mathematics / Head of Year 9
Mrs J RennoxTeacher of Mathematics / Head of Year 8
Mr S LathamAssistant Headteacher / Teacher of Mathematics

Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)

Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit again during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.

Miss Cropper (Head of School) and Mr Walsh (Assistant Headteacher) will be at Ince Community Centre at 9am on Friday 1st October should you have any questions you’d like answering.

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