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BIG ideas of Maths

Academic year 2021-22

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

YEAR 7

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 7 Maths for Term 1-6

OTHER INFORMATION
In Year 7, we build on the knowledge and skills which students acquired in primary school. Our expectation in transitioning from primary to secondary, is that students should strive to take ownership of their learning, working towards becoming self-directed, independent learners. When creating our Y7 sets, performance data is used as a guideline – these groupings may change during the course of the year as we regularly consider cumulative data and the academic needs of each student. Regardless of set, students in Year 7 will be taught the same core curriculum content. Our higher-performing students are expected to delve deeper into the core concepts, tackle more rigorous questions and work at a quicker pace; whereas students needing more support are guided in mastering the basic KS3 skills, as well as in understanding key concepts.

Year 8

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 8 Maths for Term 1-6

OTHER INFORMATION
In Year 8, we build on the knowledge and skills acquired in Year 7, interweaving new skills and concepts when revisiting these topics. We expect that students continue to take responsibility for their learning and work independently when required to do so. When creating our Y8 sets, performance data is used as a guideline – these groupings may change during the course of an academic year as we regularly consider cumulative data and the academic needs of each student. Regardless of set, students in Year 8 will be taught the same core curriculum content. Our higher-performing students are expected to delve deeper into the core concepts, tackle more rigorous questions and work at a quicker pace; whereas students needing more support are guided in mastering the basic Key Stage 3 skills, as well as in understanding key concepts.

Year 9

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 9 Maths for Term 1-6

OTHER INFORMATION
Performance data, together with our knowledge of each students’ mathematical acumen, is used to form the Y9 sets – these groupings may change during the course of an academic year. There are three main assessment points throughout the year, with one of these taking place in the exam hall to give students vital exposure to this process. In addition there are biweekly assessments. All of this data is collected as used to inform setting decisions to best meet the needs of the students. We expect that students continue to take responsibility for their learning and work independently when required to do so.

Year 10

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 10 Maths Foundation Tier for Term 1-6

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 10 Maths Higher Tier for Term 1-6

OTHER INFORMATION
In Year 10, our students continue on their KS4 GCSE journey, where we consolidate the knowledge and skills previously acquired and engage with more complex topics. By the end of this year, students would have covered most of the GCSE curriculum content. We use performance data and our knowledge of each students’ mathematical acumen to form the Y10 Higher and Foundation sets. There are three main assessment points throughout the year where students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. One of these assessment points will be in the exam hall. In addition there are biweekly assessments throughout the day. All students are expected to be proactive in seeking assistance and to take ownership of their learning, which includes working independently.

Year 11

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 11 Maths Foundation Tier for Term 1-4

Download the detailed Curriculum Plan for Year 11 Maths Higher Tier for Term 1-4

OTHER INFORMATION
Higher and Foundation Tier pathways are set early in the year and changes to these are unlikely. Potentially, Higher Tier students could attain a maximum of a Grade 9; whereas those on the Foundation Tier could attain a Grade 5. Our focus is on the review of high-impact skills and concepts, mastery of routine problems, and regular exposure to ‘exam-style’ questions (the sophistication thereof to be individualised to suit the needs of each student). There are four main assessment points throughout the year as well as regular biweekly assessments. All students are expected to be proactive in seeking assistance and take ownership of their learning, which includes working independently and attending additional tutorials.

Websites

https://completemaths.com/login

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

https://corbettmaths.com/

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/maths/

http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/gcse/

https://www.drfrostmaths.com/

The Mathematics Toolbox

RESILIENCE: challenges are opportunities

OWN YOUR LEARNING: be accountable, diligent, organised, determined & prepared

CURIOUSITY & CREATIVITY: know ‘how’, ask ‘why’ and ‘try’

KNOW the basics – multiplication facts, routine methods, maths vocabulary

Contact details

Calum McLeish, Head of Faculty: cmcleish@wykhampark-aspirations.org
Sharon Dixon, Second in Faculty: sdixon@wykhampark-aspirations.org

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