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Mathematics

Mr Forsyth - Subject Leader                mfo@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mrs Kite-Williams - KS4 Co-ordinator   dki@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Perkins - KS3 Co-ordinator            ope@ifieldcc.co.uk                 
Miss Gardener                                     dga@ifieldcc.co.uk
Ms Riesner                                          hri@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mrs Styles                                           tsy@ifieldcc.co.uk
Ms Davey                                            sda@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mrs Dale                                              lda@ifieldcc.co.uk
Mr Ramsamy                                       lra@ifieldcc.co.uk
Miss Tucker                                         atu@ifieldcc.co.uk 

Curriculum Intent

Our vision:

  • To promote the enjoyment and understanding of Mathematics and make links to ensure that students see Maths underpins other areas of the curriculum
  • To make all students fluent and efficient in Mathematics to allow them to be ready for the next stage of their education, training or employment
  • To guide and teach students to become independent learners

Our curriculum is built with our students in mind and our focus is on ensuring we have a progressive curriculum that builds on prior knowledge and is cross-curricular. We teach for understanding and build in times to assess, reflect and improve.  

Intent:

Our curriculum is currently split into year 7 and 8 and years 9, 10 and 11. The curriculum has clear progression throughout with year 7 and 8 focussing on core skills that we view to be the foundations needed to build upon at GCSE. The A01 assessment criteria: recall and use knowledge underpins the GCSE and ensuring students are efficient and fluent in these areas ensure they can build upon this in years 9-11. Year 7 and 8 focuses on Core Skills that underpin both foundation and higher GCSE. The Core skills have been developed from the White Rose Scheme and current maths colleagues, which aims to develop deep understanding, confidence and competence in Maths. At the top end, we provide opportunities for students to go deeper into their understanding rather than accelerate through the curriculum. There is also a catch up 7 programme, which some students follow to help bridge the gap from primary to secondary.

Years 9-11 is built following on from the teachings of Core Skills in years 7 and 8 and feed into a Higher and Foundation scheme of work. Both build upon prior knowledge and give time for retrieval practice to ensure core skills have been learnt. The intent is to:

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and interleave and extend these into other areas of Mathematics
  • Develop Mathematical reasoning and apply to problem solving A03 criteria 

Students who are on the higher scheme of work and demonstrate a high ability of Mathematics are stretched by completing the Further Maths GCSE in year 11. Students are also extended, where appropriate to provide an insight into how some areas of Mathematics will be developed within the KS5 Mathematics curriculum.

The focus within the KS5 curriculum is for students to extend their knowledge and make logical and reasoned decisions when solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts.

Changes in the Mathematics Curriculum due to Covid-19

Year 7, 8 and 9 - will follow the overview as is. The curriculum was designed last year with several topics being removed to allow for better teaching and understanding to take place.

Year 10 - will continue from Yr 9 and aim to finish that before October half term. From half term students will follow Yr 10 overview. Summative assessments will not happen in Autumn term to allow more time for teaching. AFL in lesson and homework will help identify gaps in understanding. 10L3 have moved from higher to foundation to ensure core content is taught this year. This will be reassessed at the end of year with the aim being to move back to higher in year 11.

Year 11 - will continue from Yr 10 and aim to finish before October half term. A past paper will be completed prior to half term to identify a current grade and topic of weakness for each student. The year 11 overview will be started after October half term however, individual class teachers have decided which topics not to cover based on the assessment.    

The mock examinations in December will be all three papers.

Year 13 A level Mathematics – online lessons were taught throughout lockdown and the class are working on the overview as is.

Year 13 Accounting – online lessons were taught throughout lockdown and the class are working on the overview as is.

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