# 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.

### 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.