Key Stage 3
In year 7 and 8 our students follow a mastery approach to the learning and teaching of mathematics. This involves teaching topics with a focus on depth and mastery. Using this mastery approach enables all students to achieve and flourish. Concepts are taught for longer and in depth supporting students who require additional scaffold whilst providing stretch and challenge for students thriving and exceeding expectations. Students in Key stage 3 are provided with the opportunity to progress from mathematics which is concrete and meaningful to pictorial before moving onto an abstract approach. This mastery curriculum enables our students to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding of the topics taught in year 7 and 8 making them confident and resilient mathematicians.
Key Stage 4
The 5 year GCSE curriculum is continued into year 9, 10 and 11 further developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in Number, Algebra, Statistics and Geometry as well as being introduced to some new formulae, proofs and theorems. It is a requirement that students know and understand the formulae to enable them to obtain the best possible outcomes. With the new GCSE curriculum there have been some changes in the content with additional topics added from AS level mathematics to further challenge our exceptional students in obtaining the new grade 9.
In addition to the teaching and learning of mathematics timetabled, our year 11 students are provided with an additional 20 minutes of mathematics through focused tutor groups during registration 3 times a week.
All our students are provided with the opportunity to attend the mathematics ‘drop-in clinic’ during lunchtimes in L1 to request additional support or to do some Hegarty maths.