Mathematics is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping pupils with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be. Our aim is to enable pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. Our maths curriculum allows pupils to develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. They are able to acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems and reason mathematically, making deductions and inferences, and drawing conclusions. We set challenging targets in conjunction with high expectations for all pupils; targets which we hope to achieve through a variety of teaching and learning practices to engage and motivate pupils.
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Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.
Our Maths Games Club for all year groups, takes place every Tuesday 2.20pm-3.15pm.
Useful Resources and Revision Support
- EdExcel GCSE Mathematics (1MA1)
- BBC Bitesize Mathematics
- https://www.piximaths.co.uk/revision-booklets (Answer booklet for Year 11 maths booklet)
Numeracy Weekly Challenge
The Academy encourages pupils to enjoy lessons and have fun whilst learning. Each week we will set pupils a new Maths challenge. Pupils from across all year groups are encouraged to complete the challenge and then let their Maths teacher know what the answer is. Pupils will be awarded achievement points which will count towards end of term prizes and awards.
Look below for the weekly challenges. Answers will be published on the website each week along with the next challenge. How many can you complete throughout the year?
Last week’s answers This week’s challenge