Mathematics
Mathematics is essential. Throughout his mathematical education, your son will discover the joy and beauty of the subject, continually challenging him in his thinking.
The curriculum aims to ensure that all students build fluency in the language of mathematics, enabling them to approach problems with confidence. Through regular and varied practice, with increasingly difficult content over time, students develop the skills and understanding required to recall and apply mathematical knowledge accurately. Conjecturing relationships, developing an argument or proof using Mathematical language, develop students’ ability to reason and justify. Students will learn to model using mathematics to solve nonroutine problems with sophistication, an interconnectable skill that can be applied to many other subjects.
The curriculum aims to provide a variety of experiences and activities which encourage independence, thought and enthusiasm. Through this, the Mathematics department aims to enhance the learning of mathematics, to inspire and develop mathematical curiosity in students. This is achieved through content taught during lesson time, carefully planned tasks and activities and extracurricular opportunities. All students are given the opportunity to compete in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge, both individually and as a team, attend mathematics lectures and to take part in a variety of lunchtime clubs run by departmental staff.
Staff:
 Mrs K Boyce, Head of Department
Maths teachers:
 Mr Z Perwez
 Mr A Russell
 Miss J Wilkinson
 Miss BrechonSmith
 Mr L Wright
 Mrs A Price
Trips and Visits:
 UKMT team competitions held locally
 Visits to local universities for mathematics inspiration days
 Inschool visits by external speakers
Year 7
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 7 we ensure that all students are equipped with mathematical methods and techniques that they will require when writing out solutions within all topics learnt. We study topics from all strands of mathematics (number, algebra, data, shape) allowing all students to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources, notably the 7A and 8A STP textbooks. 

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Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to complete daily ‘five a day’ on the corbettmaths site (see below) using the difficulty level ‘numeracy'. Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions class/home work exercises set from the online textbook (kerboodle) are complete If he requires more support or extension in his mathematics, encourage him to attend mathematics dropin on Tuesday lunchtimes and to speak to Mrs Boyce about being paired with a year 12 ‘Mathematics Mentor’ 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 

Year 8
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 8 we build upon the Mathematical methods and techniques learnt in year 7. We study topics from all strands of Mathematics (number, algebra, data, shape) allowing all students to continue to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources, notably the 8A and 9A STP textbooks. 

Main topics: 

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to complete daily ‘five a day’ on the corbettmaths site using the difficulty level ‘numeracy’ Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions class/home work exercises set from the online textbook (kerboodle) are complete If he requires more support or extension in his mathematics, encourage him to attend the mathematics dropin on Tuesday lunchtimes and to speak to Mrs Boyce about being paired with a year 12 ‘Mathematics Mentor’. 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 

Year 9
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 9 we build upon the Mathematical methods and techniques learnt in years 7 and 8. We study topics from all strands of Mathematics (number, algebra, data, shape) allowing all students to continue to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources – notably the 9A STP textbook and Higher Rayner GCSE textbook. 

Main topics: 

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to complete daily ‘five a day’ on the corbettmaths site using the difficulty level ‘numeracy’. Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:

Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 

Year 10
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 10 we build upon the mathematical methods and techniques learnt in years 7 to 9. We study topics from all strands of Mathematics (number, algebra, data, shape) allowing all students to continue to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources, notably the 10A STP textbook and Higher Rayner GCSE textbook. 

Main topics: 

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to complete daily ‘five a day’ on the corbettmaths site using the difficulty level ‘numeracy’ Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions class/home work exercises set from the online textbook (kerboodle) are complete If he requires more support or extension in his mathematics, encourage him to attend mathematics Drop in on Tuesday lunchtimes and to speak to Mrs Boyce about being paired with a year 12 ‘Mathematics Mentor’. 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 

Year 11
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 11 we build upon the mathematical methods and techniques learnt in years 7 to 10. We study topics from all strands of Mathematics (number, algebra, data, shape) allowing all students to continue to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources – notably the Higher Rayner GCSE textbook. 

Main topics: 

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to complete daily ‘5 a day’ on the corbettmaths site using the difficulty level ‘numeracy’ Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions class/home work exercises set from the online textbook (kerboodle) are complete. If he requires more support or extension in his Mathematics, encourage him to attend the mathematics dropin on Tuesday lunchtimes and to speak to Mrs Boyce about being paired with a Year 12 ‘Mathematics Mentor’. 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 
Year 12
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 12, we build on the GCSE course, notably on topics from algebra and shape. New topics are introduced such as calculus and its uses. Strands of mathematics taught are categorised into pure and applied (applied consists of statistics and mechanics). The curriculum promotes analytical and evaluative skills which are essential to modelling mathematical problems. Students are required to solve varying types of problems both in class and independently, notably from the Pearson Year 1 and 2 textbooks. 

Main topics: 
Pure
Applied

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions within exercises from the online textbook (activelearn) are complete. If he requires more support or extension in his Mathematics, encourage him to speak to his Mathematics teacher Encourage him to watch topic videos on examsolutions or drfrostmaths 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 
Year 13
Summary of curriculum: 
In year 13 we build upon the mathematical methods and techniques learnt in year 12. We continue to study topics from the strands of pure, mechanics and statistics allowing all students to continue to grow in confidence and competence. Students complete work from a variety of sources, notably the Pearson Year 1 and 2 textbooks. 

Main topics: 
Pure
Applied

Assessment throughout the year: 

How parents can support their son’s learning: 
Encourage him to regularly practise using his drfrostmaths account by clicking on his dashboard:
Encourage him to ensure that all questions within exercises from the online textbook (activelearn) are complete. If he requires more support or extension in his Mathematics, encourage him to speak to his Mathematics teacher Encourage him to watch topic videos on examsolutions or drfrostmaths. 
Able and inspired opportunities: 

Useful websites: 