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Maths Department

Subject Outline / Aim


The maths department at Holy Family strives for excellence in all areas. We aim to build confident and resilient mathematicians. Together, with the White Rose Maths team, we aim to develop independent, reflective learners who have both a passion for, and relish the challenge of, maths.

KS3


Years 7, 8 & 9

As you can see from each of the yearly overviews, each term is split into topics and each topic is further split into small steps. Details of the small steps and the examples we use in class, can be found by clicking the Autumn / Spring / Summer term links below each of the relevant yearly overviews.

To help the pupils with their learning, White Rose Maths have made a video for each of the small steps in Years 7, 8 & 9. You can find the videos by clicking this link.

If you wish to purchase OPTIONAL workbooks for your child to use both in school and at home you can buy them directly from the White Rose Maths website by following this link.

For homework each week, pupils will be expected to summarise and transfer the key points, keywords and definitions onto a knowledge organiser. By the end of each topic pupils should have a completed knowledge organiser, that they will use for revision of future assessments.

Assessments for each topic will follow 1-2 weeks after the completion of each topic, leaving space after the teaching, to enhance the retrieval and learning of the skills and knowledge. There will also be termly-assessments which will cover the accumulation of topics up to that point.

For pupils wishing to do some pre-learning or overlearning the video link and worksheets for each topic can be accessed on classcharts, using the pupils’ log-ins. We are unable to post the worksheets directly on the school website, as they are a purchased resource from White Rose Maths.

Y7 Yearly overview

Y7 Autumn term

Y7 Spring term

Y7 Summer term

Y8 Yearly overview

Y8 Autumn term

Y8 Spring term

Y8 Summer term

Y9 Yearly overview

Y9 Autumn term

Y9 Spring term

Y9 Summer term

KS4


Years 10 & 11

As you can see from each of the yearly overviews, each term is split into topics and each topic is further split into small steps. Details of the small steps and the examples we use in class, can be found by clicking the Autumn / Spring / Summer term links below each of the relevant yearly overviews.

For homework each week, pupils will be expected to summarise and transfer the key points, keywords and definitions onto a knowledge organiser. By the end of each topic pupils should have a completed knowledge organiser, that they will use for revision of future assessments. Pupils in Years 10 and 11 will also be given past exam paper questions to complete at home, to allow them to become familiar with their style.

Assessments for each topic will follow 1-2 weeks after the completion of each topic, leaving space after the teaching, to enhance the retrieval and learning of the skills and knowledge. There will also be termly-assessments which will cover the accumulation of topics up to that point and mock-exams as set out on the school calendar.

For pupils wishing to do some pre-learning or overlearning the video link and worksheets for each topic can be accessed on classcharts, using the pupils’ log-ins. Unfortunately, we cannot post the worksheets directly on the school website, as they are a purchased resource from White Rose Maths.

Pupils are entered for the 9-1 Edexcel maths GCSE examinations, which covers all aspects of number, algebra, geometry, statistics, probability, ratio, proportion and rates of change. The exam consists of 3 x 90-minute papers, with questions from any of the topic areas in maths. The first paper is non-calculator and papers 2 and 3 are calculator allowed.

Pupils will take either the higher or foundation tier examinations in the summer term of Year 11. Grades 1-5 are available on the foundation tier and 4-9 on the higher tier. The decision for GCSE tier entry is made on an individual basis after careful monitoring and discussions between each class teacher and each pupil. Classwork, homework, assessment and mock examination results are all considered.

Depending upon the ability of pupils in each cohort, we can offer other qualifications to individuals such as 'Entry Level Certificate' maths qualification, for those pupils working towards GCSE level and 'Level 3 additional maths' for those pupils predicted the top grades in GCSE and who intend to study maths at a higher level.

Y10 Yearly overview

Y10 Autumn term

Y10 Spring term

Y10 Summer term

Y11 Yearly overview

Y11 Autumn term

Y11 Spring term

Subject Support Materials / Equipment


Pupils will require basic stationery plus a protractor, a pair of compasses and a scientific calculator (such as a Casio fx-83 or Casio fx-85).

To help the pupils with their learning, White Rose Maths have made a video for each of the small steps in Years 7, 8 & 9. You can find the videos by clicking this link.

If you wish to purchase OPTIONAL workbooks for your child in Y7, 8 or 9, to use both in school and at home you can buy them directly from the White Rose Maths website by following this link.

Revision guides and websites

Pearson (Edexcel)

CPG

Corbett maths

Studymaths 

Extra-Curricular


UKMT individual and team competitions

AMSP team competitions

Cadbury’s trip

Mathstastic trip to the centre of life