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Welcome to the Mathematics Department

  

Mathematics Department Vision


Our duty is to inspire young people to see the true beauty of mathematics in the wider world by bringing mathematics alive thereby making it exciting, relevant and easy.


KS3 Vision

All students believe they can do maths and reach their full potential. They should take risks to solve problems and reason like a mathematician in preparation for KS4.


KS4 Vision

To create resilient problem-solvers who are confident to apply their mathematical ability to real-life and abstract contexts.

Meet the Mathematics Team


Mathematics Curriculum


In January 2016 we began a new curriculum at KS3 which aims for mastery of topics. We have vastly reduced the amount of learning objectives in each year in order to spend more time investigating each topic. Each pupil will now work their way through our new learning process which we have developed with our academy sponsor AET.



By allowing pupils the time to explore, apply and reason with objectives pupils are highly engaged in learning which allows for a deeper understanding and promotes a love of Mathematics.

The curriculum includes 15 units within which are over-arching learning objectives which are slips into key assessment 'I can statements'.

The full curriculum is available within the maths shared area of on the AET maths website:

https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aet-mathematics/home/page-number-2/curriculum-design

Year 11 follow a bespoke curriculum designed to meet their needs in preparation for their exam.

How do we assess students in Mathematics?


Each year group will be assessed according to the whole school assessment calendar.

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 complete AET 'stop the clock' assessments which test students on what they have been taught that year.
  • Year 10 and 11 complete GCSE papers as their assessment. The results of which are diagnostically analysed allowing for the appropriate intervention to take place.

Examination Information

Unit Title

Date

Time

Duration

Paper 1: Non-Calculator Foundation Tier

25th May 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Paper 1: Non-Calculator Higher Tier

25th May 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Paper 2: Calculator Foundation Tier

8th June 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Paper 2: Calculator Higher Tier

8th June 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Paper 3: Calculator Foundation Tier

13th June 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Paper 3: Calculator Higher Tier

13th June 2017

AM

1hr 30minutes

Homework Expectations


Rationale

Pupils access ‘applying’, ‘reasoning’ and ‘rich tasks’ often in lesson time therefore it is essential that students have a strong foundation knowledge from which they can work. The Assertive Mentoring package focuses on basic keys areas which underpin many skills required to successfully complete the GCSE course.

All Kingswood Academy students will be given homework on a weekly basis. The core homework programme we will be using is Assertive Mentoring. Pupils will complete one sheet per week in their yellow homework booklet. The homework will be set on ShowMyHomework whereby the teacher will upload the applicable sheets for the pupils to complete in their booklet.

Scores out of 25 will be recorded by the classroom teacher. After a period of three weeks pupils who consistently score more than 22 will move up to the next level. If a student consistently scores below 22 they will remain on the same level until they meet the expected standard.

Recommended Revision Guides

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Senior Leader - Mathematics and Numeracy

Mrs. V. Westoby

01482 879967 Ext: 243