Subject Intent and Implementation

Mathematics: Edexcel

Curriculum Intent

  • All students will make strong progress in Mathematics.
  • Students will enjoy Mathematics learning and be confident with using their mathematical skills to solve problems.
  • Students will be given opportunities to have exposure to enrichment activities.
  • Quality first teaching and assessment for learning will be exemplary.

Curriculum Implementation

Clear routines/expectations in place for transitions, presentation or work/DIRT, pair/group work etc

  • Regular recall will help students secure their mathematical knowledge.
  • Students will be given opportunities at least once a half term to engage with an enrichment activity
  • Knowledge/skills reviews will take place after each sequence of learning.
  • Students will be trained to select and use resources independently (BBBB).
  • Exercise books will be developed as key resources with standardised presentation.
  • Homework will be based around the 4R’s Reading, Research, Recall and Revision.
  • Teachers will ensure that students understand the place of each learning within sequences of learning.
  • Hands down questioning to allow for targeted questions.
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practice and stretch their learning appropriately.
  • Questioning will focus on reasoning not on ‘getting answers’.

Further Mathematics: Edexcel

Curriculum Intent

  • To extend students’ mathematical knowledge beyond the A-level mathematics curriculum
  • To develop students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills and develop an appreciation for mathematical argument and proof
  •  To apply mathematical modelling techniques to real-life situations and develop appreciation for the value and limitations of doing so
  •  To develop students’ independence and responsibility for their own learning, and evaluation of their own development.
  •  To foster students’ interest and enjoyment in mathematics

Curriculum Implementation

  • Classroom instruction to be delivered by teachers with strong subject knowledge.
  •  New techniques will be clearly explained and modelled, and common misconceptions anticipated and discussed.
  •  Expectations will be set about the expected style and standard of written work, emphasizing the need for clear step-by-step mathematical argument.
  •  Feedback will be given periodically particularly on the quality of mathematical argument and presentation. Students are expected to undertake improvement or “DIRT” work independently.
  •  Students will be given access to fully worked model answers to help them work independently on routine consolidation work.
  •  Assessments will take please periodically to assess student’s ability to tackle questions with unseen answers.
  •  A set of standard homework assignments will be set and completed in an exercise book as a sample of student work and teacher feedback.
  • Hands down questioning to allow for targeted questions.
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practice and stretch their learning appropriately.

Mathematics ALevel: Edexcel

Curriculum Intent

  • To extend students’ mathematical knowledge, confidence, and skills as preparation for further study in mathematics, or a mathematics-related discipline.
  • To develop students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills and develop an appreciation for mathematical argument and proof
  •  To apply mathematical modelling techniques to real-life situations and develop appreciation for the value and limitations of doing so
  •  To develop students’ independence and responsibility for their own learning, and evaluation of their own development.
  • To foster students’ interest and enjoyment in mathematics

Curriculum Implementation

  • Classroom instruction to be delivered by teachers with strong subject knowledge.
  •  New techniques will be clearly explained and modelled, and common misconceptions anticipated and discussed.
  •  Expectations will be set about the expected style and standard of written work, emphasizing the need for clear step-by-step mathematical argument.
  •  Feedback will be given periodically particularly on the quality of mathematical argument and presentation. Students are expected to undertake improvement or “DIRT” work independently.
  •  Students will be given access to fully worked model answers to help them work independently on routine consolidation work.
  •  Assessments will take please periodically to assess student’s ability to tackle questions with unseen answers.
  •  A set of standard homework assignments will be set and completed in an exercise book as a sample of student work and teacher feedback.
  • Hands down questioning to allow for targeted questions.
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practice and stretch their learning appropriately.

Mathematics GCSE Resit: Edexcel

Curriculum Intent

  • To give students the opportunity to gain a grade 4 or better in GCSE mathematics who have not yet done so
  •  To tailor instruction as closely as possible to individual students needs
  •  To encourage students to develop independence and take responsibility for raising their attainment in mathematics
  • To foster students’ interest and enjoyment in mathematics

Curriculum Implementation

  • Classroom instruction to be delivered by teachers with strong subject knowledge.
  •  Students’ current strengths and weaknesses will be determined through early and ongoing assessment
  •  Lessons will be highly tailored around the needs of the students in the class, who are expected to share responsibility for identifying the areas they need help with
  • Hands down questioning to allow for targeted questions.
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practise and stretch their learning appropriately.

Using and Applying Mathematics: AQA

Curriculum Intent

  •  To allow students who are not taking mathematics for A-level to continue mathematical studies into sixth form
  •  To broaden students’ understanding of how mathematics can be applied to real-world problems
  •  To encourage critical thinking about how a real-life problem or statistical finding is presented mathematically and consider its legitimacy and limitations
  •  To develop statistical techniques in order to analyse data which may be of relevance in other disciplines.
  • To foster students’ interest and enjoyment in mathematics

Curriculum Implementation

  • Classroom instruction to be delivered by teachers with strong subject knowledge.
  •  New techniques will be clearly explained and modelled, and common misconceptions anticipated and discussed.
  •  An emphasis on classroom discussion about legitimacy of mathematical evidence or the limitations of a particular method
  •  Feedback will be given periodically particularly on the quality of mathematical argument and presentation. Students are expected to undertake improvement or “DIRT” work independently.
  •  Students will be given access to fully worked model answers to help them work independently on routine consolidation work.
  •  Assessments will take please periodically to assess student’s ability to tackle questions with unseen answers.
  •  A set of standard homework assignments will be set and completed in an exercise book as a sample of student work and teacher feedback.
  • Hands down questioning to allow for targeted questions.
  • DA and other “at risk” students will have priority questions.
  • Written questions will enable all students to practise and stretch their learning appropriately.