Our aim in Key stage 3 is that students become confident and fluent in the foundations of mathematics. Through frequent practice, students will develop the skills to use the correct mathematical language and notation, to reason mathematically and solve increasingly complex problems over time. Students will be encouraged to identify cross curriculum opportunities and use their mathematical knowledge across all subject areas.

Students will also be encouraged to use and apply their problem solving, reasoning and knowledge to real life applications. Students will be able to start to make connections between the mathematics in the classroom and its applications within future jobs and careers.

During key stage 3 students will build on and extend their mathematical knowledge acquired from primary school. In years 7-9, students will follow the Kangaroo Maths scheme of work, gradually building their knowledge of the key principles of number, algebra, ratio & proportion, geometry, probability and statistics. In lessons, new concepts will be broken down into key ‘chunks’ and presented in logical steps, allowing for a deeper understanding of topics and subject mastery.

At the end of the year 9, students will be ready to move onto key stage 4 and continue working towards their GCSEs having developed a strong understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics.

Students can refer to their Knowledge Organisers to embed their understanding with recalling factual knowledge that will be interleaved in their maths lessons and assessments. Students have been given a paper copy and they can be found electronically here https://www.torbridge.net/knowledge-organiser

All students are given Hegarty login where they can search for specific topics. Each link provides a detailed video, recapping on prior learning and in depth examples to follow. Students can then assess their own learning through the online quizzes. They can also review prior understanding using the MemRi option through the revise tab.

To support your son or daughter for Maths we have provided some key information below.

Website: https://hegartymaths.com/

What does my child need to access Hegarty Maths? This platform can be completed on any device with an internet connection. We would encourage them to write notes on the video and all their working out to embed their understanding; they could use their home learning journals to do this.

How do they log in? Logging in is really easy - simply choose the school name, then use their name and date of birth to log in. If your child is struggling to log in, please let their maths teacher know so they can reset their password.

Our aim in Key Stage 4 is that students develop conceptual understanding of mathematics, so that students can quickly recall and apply knowledge accurately. At this stage we also develop students use of mathematical language so that they can reason mathematically and develop an argument and then justify or proof using mathematics.

During Key Stage 4 students further develop their problem-solving skills and can apply their knowledge to routine and non – routine problems with increasing levels of challenge. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their connections across the whole curriculum and interweave their knowledge across all domains within mathematics.

During Key Stage 4 students will consolidate and extend their mathematical capabilities from Key Stage 3. Students will be extending their knowledge across all domains in mathematics and develop their ability to move freely between numerical, algebraic, graphical and diagrammatic representations.

Students will also develop their reasoning skills partially in ratio and proportion as well as algebraic. Students will make and test conjectures and generalizations that underline patterns and relationships and will be able to prove or give counter examples and use algebra to support their arguments.

Students will further develop their problem-solving skills by selecting correct concepts and methods, as well as interpreting their results in a range of mathematical representations.

In Year 10 the first and assessments in the year will have an element of multiple choice questions that will require students to recall facts, formulae and definitions from their knowledge organisers. The test will then comprise of mathematical questions to assess their understanding and application. Their final assessment in Year 10 will be a mock comprising of three 90 minute papers (Paper 1: Non-calculator, Paper 2 and 3: Calculator).

In Year 11 students will do a full mock comprising of three 90 minute papers (Paper 1: Non-calculator, Paper 2 and 3: Calculator) for their first and second assessments. Their final assessment of the year will be their end of year GCSE exam, this again follows the same format of three papers as with their mocks.

Students will be given a Question Level Analysis sheet after all assessments informing them of their progress on each question topic. All topics will have links to Hegarty clip numbers enabling students to proactively tackle their personalised areas for improvement.

Students can refer to their Knowledge Organisers to embed their understanding with recalling factual knowledge that will be interleaved in their maths lessons and assessments. Students have been given a paper copy and they can be found electronically here https://www.torbridge.net/knowledge-organiser

All students are given Hegarty login where they can search for specific topics. Each link provides a detailed video, recapping on prior learning and in depth examples to follow. Students can then assess their own learning through the online quizzes. They can also review prior understanding using the MemRi option through the revise tab.

To support your son or daughter for Maths we have provided some key information below.

Website: https://hegartymaths.com/

What does my child need to access Hegarty Maths? This platform can be completed on any device with an internet connection. We would encourage them to write notes on the video and all their working out to embed their understanding; they could use their home learning journals to do this.

How do they log in? Logging in is really easy - simply choose the school name, then use their name and date of birth to log in. If your child is struggling to log in, please let their maths teacher know so they can reset their password.

Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematics and will take a more advanced look into algebra and proofs. Students will develop a greater understanding of the applications of mathematics through the applied module, Statistics and Mechanics.

Students will be encouraged to attend a weekly A-Level maths drop in session afterschool on a Tuesday. This will be a supported by members of the Mathematics department.

All Students will be given an Integral maths login where they can search all areas of the A-Level maths course. This website then provides notes, worked solutions, interactive tasks as well as videos to support students. Students can access the website using the following link.

Additionally students will be given a copy of the text books used in class which they will be able to use in their independent study time.