Maths

Year 7

Students are placed into ability sets from the start of the year, and each group will follow a scheme of work that allows students to consolidate current knowledge and push them on to new and more challenging concepts.

As such, each class will follow a “staged” scheme of work tailored to their mathematical ability and needs. However, each scheme of work follows the same structure and will cover the same over-arching topic areas;

  • Number
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Data Handling and Probability

Formal methods are taught alongside functional skills and problem solving.

Students sit three formal assessments throughout the year and are continually monitored using end-of-topic tests and teacher assessment.

Homework is set once per week and alternates between written tasks and tasks completed online at www.mymaths.co.uk. Written tasks contain an element of literacy and research, in addition to the basic skills practise required to consolidate class work. Students are expected to take responsibility for their homework, use the resources available to them to complete the work independently, and seek help and advice where needed, in order to ensure finished tasks are of the highest standard.

Year 8

Students will build on their understanding from year 7, and move onto a new “stage” of the scheme of work. Students will revisit the same topic areas, but will be introduced to new ideas and concepts to further develop their understanding.

Students sit three formal assessments throughout the year and are continually monitored using end-of-topic tests and teacher assessment.

Homework is set once per week and alternates between written tasks and tasks completed online at www.mymaths.co.uk. Written tasks contain an element of literacy and research, in addition to the basic skills practise required to consolidate class work. Students are expected to take responsibility for their homework, use the resources available to them to complete the work independently, and seek help and advice where needed, in order to ensure finished tasks are of the highest standard.

Year 9

In year 9, students continue to build their mathematical skills from year 7 and year 8, in preparation for the beginning of the GCSE course. In September, they will move onto the next “stage” in their learning and follow the appropriate scheme of work to help them develop their understanding of the key topic areas.

In January students move onto the GCSE scheme of work and will follow either a Higher or Foundation pathway, depending on which is more suitable for their ability.

Students still sit three formal assessments throughout the year and are continually monitored using end-of-topic tests and teacher assessment.

Homework is still set once per week and alternates between written tasks and tasks completed online at www.mymaths.co.uk. Written tasks contain an element of literacy and research, in addition to the basic skills practise required to consolidate class work. Students are expected to take responsibility for their homework, use the resources available to them to complete the work independently, and seek help and advice where needed, in order to ensure finished tasks are of the highest standard.