Our curriculum offers a broad foundation of mathematical experiences designed to provide pupils with the understanding, skills and knowledge to deal with everyday situations.
We believe that Mathematics is a creative activity that should be enjoyed. It is a means of communicating information and ideas. We provide useful tools for problem solving and encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It provides pupils with important knowledge and skills necessary to live an independent life as it is everywhere and we use it all the time. The new 2014 curriculum puts greater emphasis on maths for everyday life, namely money and time, including analogue, digital and Roman numeral clocks.
Generalising class-based learning into other areas of the curriculum and the wider community. For example, the use of weighing and measuring in cookery, telling the time and reading timetables, measuring speed, distance and time, sequencing, budgeting and costs, and price comparison.
Each pupil is timetabled Maths lessons. ICT opportunities for Maths are delivered when appropriate. Pupils are set by ability and follow an accredited course suitable to their needs and abilities. This will range from Higher Level Edexcel GCSE to OCR Entry Level qualifications.
Pupils in Key Stage 4 are provided homework when appropriate. Pupils undertaking GCSE accreditation will be expected to complete homework and revision at home.
Pupils are regularly assessed and monitored, to ensure that any pupil with the potential to take GCSE is successful. If pupils are particularly able they are fast tracked on the Foundation course and moved on to the Higher.
- Encourage your child to complete any homework set and provide support where appropriate.
- Continue to ask your child to solve everyday maths problems at home.