Head of Faculty
Mrs M. Shakoor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mathematics is a crucial part of everyday life and plays a vital role in many jobs. It is also essential to science, technology and engineering, and there is a huge demand for mathematical specialists. It is therefore fundamentally important to ensure that all pupils have the best possible mathematics education. They need to understand the mathematics they learn so they can be creative in solving problems, as well as being confident and fluent in developing and using the mathematical skills so valued in the world of industry and higher education.
As a faculty, we strive to create an atmosphere which stimulates a high level of curiosity about maths and encourages students. We consistently share good practice to ensure that our students feel safe, supported and challenged in their learning. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills and confidence to become active citizens.
- Year 7 – 4 periods per week
- Year 8 – 4 periods per week
- Year 9 – 4 periods per week
- GCSE Course – GCSE Mathematics OCR/AQA
Pupils follow a maths mastery course which is embedded in year 7. This builds on from learning at KS2 and involves students learning a focused part of the curriculum each half term in depth. Lessons are structured so that students can consolidate and strengthen their skills through a variety of different tasks. Our purpose is to develop learners that have a fluid and flexible schema. A Mastery approach allows learning to be sufficiently embedded, deep, connected, and fluent in order for it to be sustained, built upon and further connected to. This in turns allows for a secure foundation on which more advanced content can be built upon.
Students regularly review their learning with “Do Nows” that form lesson starters, interleaving from previous learning. This allows students experience in selecting mathematical strategies for previously learnt content, as well as executing them.
Students are taught in ability sets from Year 7 to Year 11 to ensure all students are taught at an appropriate pace and level.