Maths

INTENT

The Maths curriculum at Archers Brook is highly inclusive and is skilfully designed to meet the needs and interests of all pupils. The maths curriculum is planned and sequenced in order for pupils to develop and extend skills and knowledge. The curriculum is clearly planned in long and medium term and builds towards a clear end point.

Teaching of the mathematics curriculum develops pupils understanding of important concepts as well as their proficiency in techniques and recall of knowledge, equipping pupils to work independently. This helps pupils see how maths is relevant in all subjects and in everyday life. 

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Pupils are taught Maths as a core subject from Key Stage 2 to Year 11. Lessons are carefully planned to develop pupils’ skills and knowledge. KS2, Y7 & Y8 scheme of work is based on the White Rose scheme – developing and extending basic skills each year. Y9, Y10 &Y11 follow the GCSE specification – extending and applying skills and developing independence and problem - solving skills.

All pupils take an active participation in their learning with subject leaders communicating high expectations, enthusiasm and passion when delivering curriculum content. This inspires pupils to produce the best work they can and make progress over time.

 

IMPACT

  • . Pupils at Archers Brook will have confidence when using basic skills to solve problems and to be able to transfer the skills to different subjects
  • Pupils become independent thinkers when completing maths problems – using different strategies to solve
  • Pupils are able to achieve qualifications which enable them to progress on to further education

 

 

What we cover in Key Stage 3.

Each year group has 6 1/2 hour sessions during the week.

The pupils access a varied curriculum, covering all aspects of maths which develop the skills required for future qualifications. The topics covered are:
4 operations

Graphs - collating, presenting, interpreting

Basic algebra and Equations

Geometry

Probability

Sequences

Area and Perimeter

Co-ordinates

Fractions, decimals and Percentages

Ratio

 

What we cover in Key Stage 4.
Each year group has 6 1/2 hour sessions during the week.

The pupils access a varied curriculum, covering all aspects of maths which develop the skills required for the GCSE/Entry Level Certificate qualifications required for their next stages of education. 

We follow the AQA GCSE specification and at the end of the 2 years, 3 exams are sat - 1 non-calculator, 2 calculator papers. These are 1 1/2 hours long. Pupils are graded between 1- 5 in the foundation paper and 4 - 9 in the higher paper.

Topics we cover during the 3 years:

4 operations -long multiplication and long division

Graphs - collating, presenting, interpreting

Algebra and Equations 

Formulas - building own formulas

Geometry - including circles

Probability

Sequences

Area and Perimeter

Co-ordinates

Fractions, decimals and Percentages

Ratio 

Useful Links
 

http://www.mymaths.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3

 

Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 832 6600
Fax: 0151 832 6638
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk