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Mathematics Department

Oakfield (KS3)

In Maths our vision is to ensure every pupil feels supported and confident to achieve their maximum potential as we lay the foundations in algebra, number, geometry and data handling for work at GCSE level. As part of our induction and reintegration process we also aim to fill missing gaps in knowledge which may hinder progress post successful reintegration in to main stream school.

Assessment of progress is made on the basis of the teachers’ classroom questioning, the review of pupils work and their performances in tests. Feedback is given to pupils orally, in written form in exercise books and as part of analysis of tests.

Dale Acre (KS4)

The pupils study GCSE Mathematics and Functional skills Mathematics. This GCSE consists of a Foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a Higher tier (grades 4-9). This specification is designed to be taken over the course of two years. There are three written exams at the end of Year 11 for each of the areas (one non-calculator and two calculator

The specification is made up of six areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
    Our aim is to encourage pupils to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. As a result, by the end of year 11 pupils should be able to:
  1. Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  2. Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  3. Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  4. Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context