The Mathematics Department aims to provide a supportive learning environment that will enable each student to:
- develop the mathematical skills needed for their everyday life;
- develop a positive attitude towards mathematics, including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance;
- work both independently and cooperatively;
- develop an appreciation of the role of mathematics in society;
- achieve their full potential in formal examinations.
What will you learn about?
The mathematics curriculum is broken down into the following topic areas:
- Ratio and Proportion
- Shape, Space and Measures
To be successful in this subject students will need to be good at and enjoy:
- thinking mathematically, precisely, logically and creatively;
- communicate mathematical ideas effectively by using specialist vocabulary and accurate written notation;
- apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to a range of mathematical concepts and situations;
The majority of Maths is taught in mixed ability groups. Years 9 to 11, there is a nurture group in each teaching block. This is for students who need a higher level of support.
Students in years 7 to 9 study the White Rose Key Stage 3 course. Students will be issued with A5 black and white copies of the workbooks that accompany the course, with the option to buy A4 colour versions if preferred. Support is available for absent students through the KS3 White Rose Google Classrooms. These includes video tutorials covering the full Key Stage 3 course. There is one Google Classroom for each year group.
- Pen, Pencil, Rubber and Sharpener
- Glue stick
- Scientific Calculator. We recommend Casios.
Students will be set homework each week on Mathswatch. Further support is available through the site video tutorials that accompany every question.
Maths homework club is in LT1 at lunchtime on Monday and Friday.
Before starting in year 7, it is hoped that students will have the following key skills in place:
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with whole numbers.
- Can read and write numbers by using their knowledge of place value.
- Can use a ruler to measure or draw lines accurately.
- Can use a protractor to measure or draw angles accurately.
- Can tell the time using an analogue clock.
- Can use mathematical vocabulary relating to naming 2D shapes, 3D shapes and types of angle.