Mathematics is a very important subject for pupils to study.
“Numbers make the universal language that everyone can speak.”
When teaching mathematics at Haughton Academy, we intend to provide a curriculum that caters for the needs of all individuals. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high-quality activities that promote fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings.
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life; critical to science, technology and engineering; necessary for financial literacy and prepares pupils for most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Mathematics has great importance in many areas of life, whether it’s dealing with personal finance or applying it to solve complex problems in the rigours of modern day life, it is an essential skill.
A sound mathematical knowledge is also essential in other subjects and can be applied across the whole curriculum developing thinking skills, problem solving and analytical skills as well as the ability to communicate clearly.
It is the department’s aim to ensure that every pupil should be allowed to develop their potential fully in the subject and to have an enjoyable and positive experience of Mathematics. Pupils will be continually informed about their progress in Mathematics throughout their five years. Intervention will be offered to those pupils who are identified as being off target.
Key Stage 3 pupils will follow the new National Curriculum and will be placed in a class which is most appropriate to their learning needs. Pupils will be assessed regularly, through classroom tasks, homework and formal written assessments. Pupils who are not on track to meet their targets will be offered intervention.
In Key Stage 4, there are two tiers of entry for GCSE Mathematics:
Pupils will have begun KS4 in Y9 and will follow the Edexcel linear specification. Initially a grade 4 will count as an old C grade. This is planned to change to a grade 5 in future years. GCSE mathematics requires pupils to develop skills and understanding in a number of topic areas including: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. Pupils will also gain experience in applying mathematical knowledge to solve problems.
Pupils will be taught in groups which are most appropriate to their needs. Regular assessments will be used to ensure that pupils are making good progress and are on course to hit, or exceed, their targets. Carefully planned intervention will be offered to those pupils who are not making the required progress.
The Maths Departments overall aim is to ensure that all pupils reach their maximum potential. Each member of the department offers extra lessons after school to help with this process. Please feel free to contact the department at any time for further information.
A Curriculum Summary document for Mathematics be found by clicking here.
The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by clicking here.
The Mathematics department consists of full-time and part time teachers, these are;
If you has any further queries about the Mathematics curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Miss Coulson (Subject Leader for Mathematics) - firstname.lastname@example.org