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 AQA GCSE specification – extending and applying skills and developing independence and problem - solving skills.

KS2 to Y10 will also have the opportunity, in the second half of the summer term, to take part in activities which will help develop their financial awareness in the everyday situations and begin to equip them with knowledge to help them make informed choices and decisions Post 16. 

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 DO 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

Sequences

Graphs - collating, presenting, interpreting

Area and Perimeter

Basic Algebra and Equations

Co-ordinates

Geometry

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Probability

Ratio

WHAT WE DO 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 division

Sequences

Graphs - collating, presenting, interpreting

Area and Perimeter

Algebra and Equations 

Co-ordinates

Formulas - building own formulas

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Geometry - including circles

Ratio 

Probability

 

 

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

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

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