Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping pupils with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Our aim is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. Our maths curriculum allows pupils to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. They are able to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and reason mathematically, making deductions and inferences, and drawing conclusions. We set challenging targets in conjunction with high expectations for all pupils; targets which we hope to achieve through a variety of teaching and learning practices to engage and motivate pupils.
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Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)
At KS3, students make use of the MyMaths online software to support their school and home learning. They also have access to the My Maths digital books. Students at KS4 have access to the website Mathswatch, which allows them to access topic-based worksheets and interactive lessons at home as well as school. These can be used to reinforce understanding and are an excellent revision tool. Kerboodle online teaching resources are used for teaching, assessment and home learning and students also have access to the Just Maths, Mr Barton Maths and Maths Genie websites to develop exam question practice. PiXL Maths is also used extensively to support students via Pre-Public Exams and the PiXL Maths App. The Maths department also runs intervention sessions for our Key Stage 4 students before and after school and on Saturday mornings. These small, bespoke classes consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum attainment.