Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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, and necessary for financial literacy and 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. (National Curriculum 2014)
Key Stage 3
Our Long Term Plan for Key Stage 3 (see link below) has been designed to ensure that pupils are covering all aspects of the four strands (Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics) of maths every academic year. This will allow for ongoing progression throughout each maths topic throughout years 7 - 9. There is are also intervention half terms within the plan for pupils to revisit Number, Measurement and Geometry. This is to reinforce and embed prior learning from earlier in the year, whilst also giving the opportunity to revisit any areas needing additional support to enable progress.
Key Stage 4 & 5
Our Long Term Plan for Key Stage 4 and 5 (see link below) continues to cover all four strands of maths, whilst also linking to the unit topic areas for the Maths Entry Level Certificate (Levels 1-3). This ensures that pupils can continue to progress within Maths and be best prepared for if they are in a position to be entered for the Entry Level Certificate. Whilst covering the different units pupils may also produce work that can be accredited as part of the AQA Unit Award Scheme.
Pupils who may be in a position to be entered for Functional Skills Maths (Level 1 or 2), will be covering all aspects of maths required by following the LTP, however they will also be taught in line with the AQA Functional Skills specification and will be taught how to apply their maths skills to more in-depth problem solving situations.