Maths

Welcome to Maths

In Maths we aim to make our lessons interesting and engaging to allow students to make progress. We do this by using a variety of collaborative structures which allow students to share ideas and work together on solving problems.

Staff

Kath Lewis – Director of Maths
Karl Housam – Head of Department
Rachel Sullivan – 2nd in Department
Gary Abraham – Teacher of Maths
Virginia Gregory – Teacher of Maths
Luis Stamp – Teacher of Maths
Abbie Clemitshaw – Teacher of Maths
Tom Baker – Teacher of Maths
Sam Jordan – Teaching Assistant Maths
Pam Prescott – 121 Tutor
Sarah Simms – 121 Tutor

Key Stage 3

The maths course at Key Stage 3 builds on the mastery of key number and geometry concepts studied in primary school and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE maths course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and 8 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in number and geometry and extend this further into algebra and statistics. The scheme of work promotes a depth and breadth of understanding around each theme to ensure a fluent foundation is built and students’ deep understanding enables them to apply their skills and communicate their knowledge across a range of contexts and problems.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mr Housam at k.housam@brumby.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

The maths course at Key Stage 4 builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired at Key Stage 3. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics is assessed in the following way:

Examination = 100%

Edexcel GCSE Statistics A* – G Examination June 2017, 9-1 Examination June 2018

The GCSE Statistics course at Key Stage 4 covers the whole range of statistical techniques for collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data from a variety of contexts and also in depth understanding of Probability. Teaching for understanding is promoted throughout to enable students to apply their learning to a range of problems in both familiar and non-routine contexts and to be able to model real life scenarios.

Edexcel GCSE Statistics is assessed in the following way:

Controlled Assessment = 25%
Examination = 75%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Mr Housam at k.housam@brumby.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Maths

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.