Mathematics

The Mathematics Department

 

Subject Overview

 

In the Mathematics Faculty we pride ourselves in our ability to equip students with the skills and knowledge to become confident mathematicians.

All of our teachers have a wide range of expertise across the subject which ensures excellent engagement of pupils in lessons.

Within our faculty we balance the acquisition mathematical knowledge with the functional skills, which allows students to explore the subject whilst understanding its application outside the classroom.

Teaching and Learning 

 

Year 7

Students in year 7 are taught in mixed ability groups where they will explore a wide range of topics, building upon their knowledge from primary school and begin to develop their problem solving skills.

Year 8

This is the first year in which students are put into sets, catering to the differing mathematical of the students across the year group. In year 8 students will follow one of three different schemes of work Delta, the most challenging, Theta or Pi, designed to tackle topics at a slightly slower pace to help support students who struggle to grasp new ideas and concepts.

Year 9 and 10

In maths year 9 marks the start of students GCSE, where they will follow the Edexcel Mathematics GCSE (9-1). Similarly to year 8, students will follow one of two schemes of work, Higher or Foundation dependent on their mathematical ability. Students will take their learning to a completely new level, exploring previously unknown concepts with problem solving at its for-front.

Year 11

Students will continue to study for their GCSE following the Edexcel Mathematics GCSE (9-1) curriculum, but the work topics covered is tailored to the individual needs of the students in each set. Year 11 aims to set students up not only for their examinations, but for mathematics after-school, constantly encouraging students to recall information from a large variety of topics and apply it in different ways

Supporting Your Child at Home

In order to help you to be able to support your child at home we have made sure that the long term plans for all year groups are available to you. Within these long term plans you should see that there is also an extra-curricular column, this relates specifically to work your child could be engaging with at home on order to help ensure that they are getting the most out of their learning in the classroom.

Many of the extra-curricular activities are given as a video number. These videos are designed to support the work students will be covering in class, to help ensure that they are fully immersed in the subject content and are able to gain a deeper level of understanding. It would be highly beneficial for you to watch these videos with your son/daughter. The videos can be found on the website www.corbettmaths.com/contents.