Vision/Intent

The Maths curriculum is essential to everyday life and is critical to many subjects like science, technology and engineering. In Maths we will develop logical, reasoning and thinking skills based on the knowledge of each topic they learn. Pupils will use their understanding of the mathematical concepts to develop their problem-solving skills including understanding where errors are made and how to correct these. 

We aim to develop:

  • Critical and logical thinkers
  • an awareness of how mathematics is used in all aspects of life
  • an ability to use topics taught in a wide variety of problem solving situations


KS3

At KS3 we will build on the curriculum set in KS2. Children will develop their fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. Within the KS3 curriculum there will be challenge and depth of understanding within each topic.

The KS3 curriculum covers:

Number

Algebra

Ratio, proportion and rates of change

Geometry and measures

Statistics

KS4

The GCSE specification builds on the content, knowledge and skills developed at KS3. During KS4 pupils are encouraged to take an increased responsibility for their work. They will become fluent in making connections between the different areas of Mathematics and its application in the world around them. Pupils will learn the importance of precision and rigour. 

GCSE Mathematics

Paper 1: Non-calculator-33 1/3 % of GCSE

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the pupil goes through the paper.

Paper 2: Calculator- 33 1/3 % of GCSE

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the pupil goes through the paper.

Paper 3: Calculator- 33 1/3 % of GCSE

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems. The mathematical demand increases as the pupil goes through the paper.