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Mathematics

Our Mathematics curriculum develops mathematicians and recognises prior learning.  It builds on knowledge from primary school so that students have a common experience in mathematics and are challenged in line with their individual starting points.  Students who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.

Our curriculum will secure mathematical fluency, knowledge and skills and build resilience in problem solving.  We will ensure knowledge is acquired sequentially and build in opportunities for recall of prior learning.  Our curriculum enables students to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. The curriculum will allow students to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

We will show the relevance of mathematics in the real world.  We understand that students will be more engaged in our subject if they can see its relevance. We will create opportunities for students to see Maths in real life and linked to a range of careers

We recognise the importance of our subject to other subject areas and will seek opportunities to develop purposeful curriculum links and ensure common teaching approaches.

Our curriculum is built to ensure that students develop an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject, furthermore it will prepare students who wish to continue their studies either of mathematics or in other areas that use mathematics.

The Links below take you to the 39 Week Plans for our compulsory Key Stage Three and Four courses:

At Key Stage Five, we offer A-Level Mathematics. The links below take you to the 39 Week Plans for this course:

Resources are accessible from the resources page.