|Mr C Singh||Head of Mathematics|
|Mr C Grant||Director of Numeracy & Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mr S Singh||Lead Practitioner & Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mr S Patel||Deputy Headteacher & Teacher of Mathematics|
Within Mathematics, our aim is to provide the best education possible for our students in order to allow them to progress in all walks of life POST16. We intend to develop and further the character and aspirations of all our students which in turn will create leaders of the next generation. We thoroughly believe that anyone from all walks of life can and will access the language of Mathematics, leading them to develop and further their love for STEM and acquire the knowledge and skills required to progress through KS3, KS4, POST16 and beyond.
key sTage three
Our KS3, allows students in Y7 – 9 to access five forty-five minute lessons per week, with all students accessing the same knowledge and skills as each other. In order to allow for a smooth mathematical transition from KS2 to KS3, our mathematics lessons are planned and developed using White Rose Mathematics, most primary schools across England and more specifically Trafford also use and develop lessons around White Rose Maths. In order to ensure our students are accessing the best Mathematical education possible, our curriculum is planned around Mastery which we are developing continuously with a hub of local schools in Trafford and other areas. Our students will also access Realistic Maths Education which was developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University, this allows for students to be taught about Maths but in the context of everyday life for example ‘Subway sandwiches’ are used to teach fractions and ‘Fish and Chips’ are used to teach Algebra. Students in KS3 will also develop skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, presenting, IT and literacy through projects that are delivered at the end of each term for example designing an airline, history of sequences and project probability.
key sTage four
At Key Stage 4, students follow the Edexcel Mathematics 9-1 specification.
The course consists of 3 papers, 1 non-calculator and 2 calculator papers. In Years 10 and 11, students access six forty-five minute lessons that are planned around GCSE Edexcel Mathematics 9-1, the skills and knowledge gained at Key Stage 3 are explored and applied further in Key Stage 4. Students also develop skills of studying, teamwork and communication. Providing students with an enriching curriculum is what we care about most, we aim to provide them with knowledge and experiences; beyond the classroom, careers in STEM and most of all equipping them with the tools to manage their education and surpass expectations.
More information about the GCSE specification can be found at: