Maths is a key subject in the Academy. We pride ourselves on providing a relevant, stimulating course for Key Stages 3 and 4.
Students will develop mathematical thinking which is essential for every day life and in the workplace. They will achieve this by developing functionality in Maths through teamwork, reflective, independent and creative tasks.
We offer extension and enrichment of the courses through use of the UKMT maths challenges, Bowland tasks, NRICH activities and Funmaths Roadshow resources to stimulate and engage our students.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum in Maths for 5 hours per week. We support this by using a variety of resources that encourage students to discover concepts and develop understanding.
The five aspects studied in the 2 years are:
- Ratio and Proportion
- Handling Data
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 9-1 course and have 4 hours a week of teaching time and 30-60 minutes of homework set per week. This is a 3 year course that is examined at the end of Year 11. The course has 2 tiers, Foundation (5-1) and Higher (9-4).
We provide a full range of resources to support the students through the course that are either handed out, online or can be purchased through the academy.