The overarching intent for Mathematics is to promote high standards of numeracy, ensuring that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics through reasoning and problem solving for all pupils to have a sense of enjoyment as well as curiosity about the subject. All pupils can succeed in Mathematics, our Mathematicians will think, talk and write with a deep, secure understanding of Mathematics.
The curriculum for Mathematics will ensure all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time
- Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately (this is through a Mastery approach to learning in Years 7 and 8)
- Reason Mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using Mathematical language
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
- Will apply their Mathematical knowledge wherever relevant in other subjects and in financial contexts
- Develop an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics
The Key Stage 3 programme of study is organised into distinct areas, containing sequenced learning that will develop and consolidate connections across Mathematical concepts as well as other subjects. Key Stage 4 builds on learning from Key Stage 3 to further develop numeracy, fluency in the fundamentals of Mathematics and Mathematical reasoning. Our pupils will be confident and resilient in solving increasingly sophisticated problems in Mathematical contexts and their other subjects.
Out Mathematicians will be able to transfer knowledge and skills to Mathematic and non-mathematical contexts. By doing so they will be prepared for their every-day encounters with Mathematics, their further studies and their chosen career (such as Medicine, Engineering or Accountancy). They will have a life-long deep and secure understanding of Mathematics.