Head of Department:
Mrs Julie Hamilton

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The mathematics department has adopted a mastery approach to the curriculum. This is underpinned by the belief that all students are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics. Students are able to explore concepts to gain a deep understanding through varied practice, consolidation and problem solving. In class, teachers use precise questioning to test conceptual and procedural knowledge, and assess students regularly, to identify those requiring intervention, so that all students keep up.

Students are put into sets at the end of Term 1 in Year 7 after an initial assessment. Currently there are two equal bands with three sets in them in Years 7 and 9 and three equal bands with two sets in them in Year 8. In Years 7 and 8 all students follow the same scheme of work and in Year 9 there is more variation in content, with the more able being pushed on to more complex concepts. .

Students have 6 lessons a fortnight and homework is set 3 times a fortnight. Homework takes the form of Hegarty Maths, which allows students to submit their work electronically. The programme has over 850 videos to help support, consolidate and deepen understanding of the concepts covered in class. Students are assessed regularly on Key Mastery Indicators as well as completing four Learning Reviews, one Mid-Year Review and an End of Year Exam. This regular assessment allows teachers to ensure that all students are progressing at the appropriate rate and to make timely interventions where appropriate.

We enter students for the UKMT Mathematics Challenges in all year groups, including team events. More able students also have the opportunities to take part in area Masterclasses, enhancing and enriching their mathematical education.

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