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Welcome to the Mathematics Faculty curriculum area.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum aims to have the highest expectations of every student and to represent our belief that every student can learn every concept. In doing so, we aim to ensure that every student develops an understanding of the multiple links that occur between concepts, leading to a recognition of the beauty and power of Mathematics and an understanding of a set of tools that can be used beyond school. 

The mathematics curriculum (Y7-13) follows the structure of the academically rigorous Pearson Key Stages 3/4/5 textbooks and Scheme of Work. There is a Core Curriculum throughout Year 7 and Year 8, creating a connected pathway in which all students can be successful and giving every student the chance to study the Higher GCSE maths curriculum in Year 9. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is chosen to follow on from Pearson’s Key Stage 2 ‘Power Maths’ which is widely used with the majority of our feeder schools. 

We aim to make all students successful in each topic they study. By doing so, we aim to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about mathematics, enabling our students to continue being successful as they progress to studying more complex content. We endeavour to provide a high-quality mathematics education which provides the foundation for understanding many disciplines, the ability to reason mathematically and ensures that all students are financially literate.

Curriculum Implementation

The curriculum: 

  • Is sequenced to ensure topics and concepts are revisited and built upon throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5, to embed conceptual understanding and develop problem-solving skills. 
  • Each new topic aims to interleave previously taught material to develop understanding and connections between topics.
  • Provides accessible starting points for each learning sequence, with prior knowledge checks and end of unit assessments for each topic.
  •  Contains consistent and accurate use of mathematical language and explanations which match those contained in student knowledge organisers, to give students the vocabulary they need to reason mathematically.
  • Contains supplementary retrieval practice activities designed to improve students’ long-term retention of key mathematical skills and knowledge to help improve fluency, transfer and reduce cognitive load. 
  •  The structure of units within the curriculum, following the structure of the National Curriculum, aims to adhere to the principles of ‘Responsive teaching’ as set out on the following page.
  • The curriculum has been adapted as a result of COVID-19. Some units have been moved (for example, from Y8 into Y9) and assessment of the extent to which students understood these units which were taught during lockdown will be ascertained prior to commencing with these units. 

Please find Links below

More Maths information 

Calculators Letter Link

 

Subject Documents Date  
Trust Maths Curriculum Overview 2020 21.236690043 24th Aug 2021 Download
Mathematics Curriculum 14th Mar 2022 Download
DFA Mathematics Curriculum Rationale 14th Mar 2022 Download
Maths Letter to Parents/carers 07th Apr 2022 Download