Maths

Curriculum Overview – Year 7

In Year 7, students follow the mastery scheme of learning from White Rose Maths. Through the White Rose Maths scheme, we are teaching for a deep understanding in maths, enabling a long term, secure and adaptable understanding of a mathematical way of thinking. This allows all learners to have the best chance of mastering maths at any level. Mastery means that learning is sufficiently embedded, deep, connected and fluent and within our department, we aim to master one key component and build on that. In order to achieve this, students are encouraged to discuss patterns and structure through interactions and ensuring challenge is set through depth of the topic rather than new topics. To ensure effective classroom learning we have careful lesson designs ensuring conceptual understanding; reasoning and mathematical thinking as well as fluency. Alongside this, there are regular assessments, testing students on the areas they have learnt throughout the year.

Curriculum Overview – Year 8

In Year 8, students follow the mastery scheme of learning from White Rose Maths, building on what they have already learnt in Year 7. Through the White Rose Maths scheme, we are teaching for a deep understanding in maths, enabling a long term, secure and adaptable understanding of a mathematical way of thinking. This allows all learners to have the best chance of mastering maths at any level. Mastery means that learning is sufficiently embedded, deep, connected and fluent and within our department, we aim to master one key component and build on that. In order to achieve this, students are encouraged to discuss patterns and structure through interactions and ensuring challenge is set through depth of the topic rather than new topics. To ensure effective classroom learning we have careful lesson designs ensuring conceptual understanding; reasoning and mathematical thinking as well as fluency. Alongside this, there are regular assessments, testing students on the areas they have learnt throughout the year.

Curriculum Overview – Year 9

In Year 9, students begin the GCSE OCR course. Throughout the three years leading to Year 11, students will complete a series of modules which will be tailored to the ability of learners. The topics covered are based on the National Curriculum and OCR framework, these include: number, shape, algebra, ratio and proportion and rates of change, geometry measures, probability and statistics. We aim to build on the mastery way of teaching students have experienced in Years 7 and 8, introducing new topics from the GCSE specification in order to prepare them for future learning. Alongside this, there will be regular assessments on the areas students will have learnt throughout the course.

Curriculum Overview – Year 10

In Year 10, students start their second year of the Maths GCSE course, the modules which are delivered in Year 10 reflect those taught in Year 9 allowing for sequential learning and progression for more in depth topics to be delivered further. The sequencing of the Year 10 curriculum supports students’ learning by building on prior knowledge and skills and the curriculum from Year 9 – 11 provides students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful with subsequent mathematical concepts. We aim to build sequential learning and embed the key skills of fluency, mathematical reasoning and solving problems throughout. Alongside this, there will be regular assessments, testing students on their knowledge and understanding of the course.

Curriculum Overview – Year 11

In Year 11, students complete the final module stage in line with the Maths curriculum at GCSE. As in Years 9 and 10, the Year 11 scheme is designed to provide sequential learning and embed the key skills of fluency, mathematical reasoning and solving problems. This allows learners to understand, develop and master their skills that will challenge, motivate and engage them, whilst also providing the opportunity to prepare them for the new content that has been implemented into the GCSE course and further those who progress onto A level. Therefore, this year focuses on ensuring students are confident and prepared for their GCSE exams with regular assessments testing them on the areas they will have visited throughout the course. This will prepare them to be able to use their maths skills in life after their GCSEs.

Curriculum Leader

Ms G Singleton– gsingleton@sbch.org.uk

Teacher of Maths

Mr C Dobbs – cdobbs@sbch.org.uk

Miss R Guest – rguest@sbch.org.uk

Mrs M Maiden – mmaiden@sbch.org.uk

Mrs C Dobson – cdobson@sbch.org.uk