maths curriculum

Welcome to the Maths Department

Our Intent
Our Intent

Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.

Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science, Technology and Business. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of awe and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
It enables pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World.

KS3 Structure

Year 7Algebraic thinking,
Place Value and Proportion
Applications of numbers,
Directed Number, Fractional thinking
Lines and angles,
Reasoning with number
Year 8Proportional reasoning, Representations Algebraic techniques, Developing numbersDeveloping Geometry, Reasoning with data
Year 9Reasoning with algebra, Constructing in 2 and 3 Dimensions Reasoning with number, Reasoning with geometry Reasoning with proportion, Representations and revision

KS4 Structure

Year 10Similarity, Developing AlgebraGeometry, Proportion and proportional changeDevlving into Data, Using number
Year 11Graphs, AlgebraReasoning, Revision and communicationRevision and exams

KS5 Structure

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Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
Career Pathways
Career Pathways

A good maths qualification is always highly respected and essential for careers in astronomy, finance, medicine, business, science, humanities, engineering, technology, computing, architecture, management and teaching.

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