Maths at Rowan High School…

Mathematics is an integrated part of the National Curriculum across many subject areas. All students need a good foundation in the subject as they will use Mathematics in everyday situations and real-life contexts throughout their lives.

At Rowan High School our Mathematics curriculum focuses on teaching students how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, mathematically reason and problem solve. Our curriculum enables students to understand relationships and patterns in both number and in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, students learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.

Students should gain confidence and learn a variety of skills to tackle problems. Through our mathematics curriculum students learn how to evaluate their work to improve and extend their knowledge.

Please direct any questions you may have to Mr Cramsie who will be happy to help.

Intent

The Maths curriculum is designed in a way to secure academic achievements throughout the key stages, whilst also ensuring that all pupils have opportunities to develop mathematical skills which are transferable in to day to day life. We aim to offer a rich and diverse curriculum and enable pupils to develop comprehension skills and future independence, that will support their ongoing learning opportunities and ensure academic success and mathematical confidence.

Implementation

The curriculum has been formatted in a way to ensure that every pupil has a range of pathways to academic success, with opportunities to both nurture and extend learning. As we offer a breadth of qualification options, pupils access a range of differentiated learning opportunities, using the graduated approach through regular formative and summative assessments and through focused intervention sessions with pupils of all year groups.

Impact

The curriculum is designed to ensure that developing mathematical skills, also becomes a ‘life skill’. Pupils are enjoying learning how maths can be applied to real-life, everyday situations and this is enhancing pupil’s enthusiasm for broadening their knowledge and confidence in this subject, as well as in cross-curricular learning opportunities. By placing regular emphasis on comprehension-based learning, pupils are overcoming barriers in relation to rigidity of thought and problem solving.

Curriculum Overview at Each Key Stage

Years 7, 8 and 9:

Our Rowan High School Key Stage 3 follows the curriculum guidelines for Mathematics and all students attend four 55minute sessions of Mathematics each week during which they cover all four areas of Mathematics; Number, Geometry, Measure and Statistics. Lessons delivered cover group work, individual work, intervention or booster groups and some 1:1 tuition, in preparation to ready them for their qualification pathway at key stage 4.

Years 10 and 11:

Our Rowan High School Key Stage 4 curriculum follows the curriculum guidelines for Mathematics and all students attend four 55minute sessions of Mathematics each week during which they cover all four areas of Mathematics; Number, Geometry, Measure and Statistics.  All students at Key Stage 4 follow an accreditation pathway depending on their ability and achievements, these include; Entry Level certificate 1, 2 and 3; Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 and GCSE Maths.

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