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The curriculum intent of the Mathematics Department is to support the overall aims and visions for the whole school’s curriculum. The mathematics curriculum at The Mandeville School has been specifically tailored to develop the knowledge and numerical skills base of each and every student. From basic numeracy skills through to independence in problem solving, students will learn how to apply their mathematical studies to real life situations. Scientific laws of maths are explored and analysed, as is the need for the use of sound methods utilising a logical approach. In addition, students are taught multiple strategies for communicating complex conceptual ideas, a key skill which will support their learning across the curriculum.
Here at The Mandeville School we aim to develop students who are capable of thinking independently both within the maths classroom and further afield and who are happy to apply their finely-honed problem solving skills. Care has been taken to embed the 6 R’s into all aspects of the curriculum, which results in students who are happy and able to embrace maths at a level appropriate to them. With guidance initially, they will learn to be able to apply a whole host of mathematical skills to unsignposted problems. From the outset students are encouraged to become confident in their take up of risk, which prevents self-limiting outcomes. The students will develop both academic and interpersonal skills which are transferable within the modern world and will allow them access to various career and educational pathways.
The curriculum consists of a wide range of mathematical topics designed to give students the best opportunities for success at the various key stages in maths, across other subjects and their future employability. Years 7 and 8 focuses on the key numeracy skills required as a base for further learning whilst the upper years learn strategies for applying these skills to problem solving.
The Maths Department firmly believes that learning does not stop as the student leaves the classroom. Students are regularly entered into the UKMT challenge, which is a fantastic opportunity for students to pit themselves against students from across the country. Year 11s have access to tailored revision sessions which build on their in-class work. All year groups are set homework weekly through the online system Hegarty Maths. This system allows each maths teacher to tailor the homework to each individual, allowing them to secure in-class learning and develop their independence in mathematical thinking, through the pre-learning or revising of topics. Additionally, the Maths Department has its own dedicated web page, which is full of recommended websites and revision resources.
To ensure readiness for the world of work and to increase the relevance of their learning, all Key Stage 3 students will have access to designated lessons at key points during the academic year which explore maths in the world of employment. In the same vein, Sixth Form students are encouraged to support in lessons to broaden their own experiences and develop their understanding of what makes a successful learner.
Here you can find the curriculum maps for Mathematics for the academic year 2020-21. This is subject to change as we move through the year, especially the Year 11 section. As we approach the final exams the topics revised will be based on the needs of the students and therefore cannot be set at this stage.
Key Stage 3
- Place value, add and subtract
- Estimation and application of number
- Multiply, divide and factors
- Application of multiplication and division with area and mean
- Representing data
- Percentages and proportion
- Understanding fractions
- Angle properties and loci
- Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
- Basic operations with fractions
- Introduction to algebra
- Sequences and coordinates
- Indices, factors and multiples
- Using types of number
- Inequality and graphs
- Equations and formulae
- Angles and constructions
- Area, perimeter and units
- Using percentages
- Ratio and speed
- 3D shapes
- Representing data
- Interpreting data and probability
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
All information is subject to change
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