We will teach an exciting, relevant and thorough curriculum. This will produce better developed, and more creative thinking skills and an increased academic performance.
We will develop our own best practice, and contribute to innovation across the school.
As a department we aim to produce students who
In our department, we
Mr S Bullock DLA Maths
Mrs K Lymer Transition KS2 to KS3
Mrs S Hillerby Transition KS3 to KS4
Mrs J Harper ITT coordinator
Miss R Freed
Mr S Meir
Miss R Munden
Mrs J Bentley
Miss S Coppenhall
Dr T Shave
Year 7 and 8 curriculum
Students are taught in sets according to ability and study the national curriculum for maths.
The work in maths is divided into the areas of number, shape, algebra and statistics and probability and incorporates knowledge of content and skills acquisition. As well as the development of problem solving, reasoning and interpretation skills.
Students follow a progressive pathway in year 7 and 8 depending on their prior attainment and target.
This is linked to old national curriculum levels 3 to 8 based on previous attainment and ability. The assessment is now linked to the new GCSE numbered grades 1 to 9. Students follow a progressive pathway in year 7 and 8 depending on their prior attainment and target.
Expressions and Formulae
Present & Interpret Data 1
Decimals & Estimation
Present & Interpret Data 2
Property of Number
Ratio & Proportion
Angles & Constructions
Students each half term by a formal assessment where an overall level of progress is given and targets for improvement are set and all students have the minimum target of 2 sub levels of progress over the school year.
Years 9 and 10 curriculum for 2017
To prepare for the new GCSE in 2017 where grades will change to numbers from 1 to 9, we have introduced a new scheme of work to cover the new content and assessment objectives
Students study for OCR GCSE J560.
From year 9 students will now follow a curriculum pathway with the starting point is determined by prior attainment and target level. Students will complete 2 or 3 of these pathways throughout years 9, 10 and 11 leading to entry at either Foundation level or Higher level.
Grades G to A* will be replaced by a number from 1 to 9.
Students study Unit A and B and C from the OCR GCSE specification A
There are two tiers of study – Foundation and Higher depending on ability.
Content for Unit A and Unit B is as follows and this was covered in Years 9 and 10
Content for unit B is as follows
There are topic assessments throughout the year and also a mock exam for unit B in February. All students are set challenging progress targets in line with or above in many cases nationally expected progress targets
This is the content covered in Year 11
There are topic assessments throughout the year and also a mock exam for all three units in November. All students are set challenging progress targets in line with or above, in many cases, nationally expected progress targets.