Mathematics

Head of Maths:
Mrs Hannah Kettle
Team Leader KS3 Maths:
Mrs Sallie Callaghan
Team Leader KS4 Maths:
Mrs Nicola Stallard
Teacher of Maths / Head of Story House:
Mrs Shona Charge
Teacher of Maths:
Mr Damien Clarke
Teacher of Maths:
Mrs Katherine Brookes
Teacher of Maths:
Mrs Jenny Darlow
Teacher of Maths:
Mr Matt Healy
Teacher of Maths:
Mr Jonathan Hood
Teacher of Maths:
Mrs Finola Hyland
Teacher of Maths / Assistant Head:
Mr Andrew Jackson
Teacher of Maths:
Mr Neil Marshall
Teacher of Maths / Assistant Head:
Mr Neil Topley

Vision

Our students will develop resilience and determination, continually striving to expand their understanding of Mathematics. They will learn in an environment where they feel they can take the necessary risks to challenge themselves, with supportive and dynamic teaching that allows them to become the best Mathematicians they can be.

Subject Introduction

Maths Balliol College Oxford 2The KS3 Mathematics curriculum is designed to ensure that you spend most of their time tackling interesting and challenging work that is useful and intriguing. The curriculum is carefully tailored to the needs of all your peers and tracked back from KS4, ensuring that you can confidently access the underlying skills required to access the GCSE curriculum. Our homework platform (www.hegartymaths.com) allows you to go above and beyond at all opportunities, accessing content (via taught videos and quizzes) you would not normally encounter until later years. You are given regular opportunities outside of lesson for support and extension, informally through your class teacher or at timetabled after school and lunchtime sessions.

Maths Balliol College Oxford 1At KS4, we follow the Edexcel Mathematics 1MA1 Specification. Our curriculum again, is tailored to the needs of you and your peers, and you will follow a pathway for either the Higher or Foundation tier. We hope to inspire you and help you to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in your life and to society. Wherever possible we try to introduce new topics through problem solving often in a real world context. We make extensive use of formative assessment to help us to identify your strengths and areas for improvement, as well as giving us an indication of your current level of performance in relation to the whole tier. In this way we can monitor your progress, and gain an indication of your current performance and likely final grade. Mathematics is popular throughout the school, the results are outstanding and as many as 80 students continue their mathematics studies in the sixth form.

At KS5 we offer three subjects: Mathematics A level, Further Mathematics A level and the Core Maths Level 3 qualification. Studying Mathematics beyond GCSE level helps to develop strong analytical and problem solving skills which are highly valuable to both employers and universities alike. Many students who have studied with us continue to study Mathematics at degree level, but the subject also provides a strong foundation for other courses, such as engineering, computing, accountancy, medicine, dentistry and architecture. Our Core Maths qualification is an excellent subject to complement the increasing number of A levels which have a significant numerical component to them, namely Sciences, PE, Economics, Geography and Psychology.

For A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics we follow the OCR MEI Mathematics B specification. For Core maths we follow the AQA Mathematical Studies specification.

Year Group Overviews

Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9

In Years 7, 8 and 9, students follow one of three potential pathways. These pathways are designed to carefully consider their prior and current mathematical understanding, and provide the ideal level of support and extension. The pathways can be seen below in the ‘links to the topics your child will be studying section’, and have suggested HegartyMaths clip numbers alongside the objectives where possible. Typing this number into the search bar on www.hegartymaths.com allows the students to access a video tutorial and quiz on each topic, which can be studied at any time, as many times as the student wishes and progress is automatically shared with their teacher.

Links to the topics your child will be studying

Year 7 Sets 1 and 2

Year 7 Sets 3 and 4

Year 7 Set 5

Year 8 Sets 1 and 2

Year 8 Sets 3 and 4

Year 8 Set 5

Year 9 Sets 1 and 2

Year 9 Sets 3 and 4

Year 9 Set 5

The Scheme of Work for KS3 is tracked back from the KS4 curriculum so as to best prepare students for the demands of the GCSE course. The school provides a wealth of resources both online and through class lessons, including the use of the below books. These books are available electronically via your students Active Learn account, alternatively are widely available online if you would prefer a physical copy.

Year 7 Set 1 and Set 2:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Delta One

KS3 Maths Book 1

Year 7 Set 3 and Set 4:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Theta One

KS3 Maths Book 2

Year 7 Set 5:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Pi One

KS3 Maths Book 3

Year 8 Set 1 and Set 2:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Delta Two

KS3 Y8 Maths 1

Year 8 Set 3 and Set 4:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Theta Two

KS3 Y8 Maths 2

Year 8 Set 5:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Pi Two

KS3 Y8 Maths 3

 
Year 9 Set 1 and Set 2:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Delta Three

KS3 Y9 Maths 1

 
Year 9 Set 3 and Set 4:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Theta Three

KS3 Y9 Maths 2

 
Year 9 Set 5:

KS3 Maths Student Progress

Book Pi Three

KS3 Y9 Maths 3

Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

In Years 10 and 11, students follow either the Higher or Foundation pathways. The Higher curriculum studies content from Foundation Grades 1-5 and the Higher from Grades 4-9. The different tiers and their content can be seen below, and have suggested HegartyMaths clip numbers alongside the objectives where possible. Typing this number into the search bar on www.hegartymaths.com allows the students to access a video tutorial and quiz on each topic, which can be studied at any time, as many times as the student wishes and progress is automatically shared with their teacher.

Links to the topics your child will be studying

Year 10 Higher

Year 10 and Year 11 Higher

Year 10 Foundation

Year 10 and Year 11 Foundation

The school provides a wealth of resources both online and through class lessons, including the use of the below books. These books are available electronically via your students Active Learn account, alternatively are widely available online if you would prefer a physical copy. The chapters align with the student pathways above.

Suggested Textbooks:

Year 10 and Year 11

Higher (Sets 1-6)

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Higher Student Book

Year 10 and 11 Higher Book

Year 10 and Year 11

Foundation (Sets 7-9)

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Foundation Student Book

Year 10 and 11 Foundation Book

We also recommend the below GCSE workbook and revision guides. Year 10 will be offered these books at a discount in a letter which they should receive in September and again over Easter. Year 11 would have been offered the books when they were in Year 10, but if any Year 11's still need them, please do get in touch with our Maths Faculty Support Assistant, Alison Congalton. (congaltona@bishopluffa.org.uk)

Year 10 1 Year 10 2 Year 10 3 Year 10 4

Key Stage 5: Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

Please refer to our Sixth Form site (https://www.bishopluffa.org.uk/sixth-form/a-level-curriculum/mathematics-and-further-mathematics) for further details.

Opportunities for Spiritual development

Spiritual development is encouraged through the way that the students support each other in their learning. We are very proud of the way in which our students go out of their way to help their peers with their work. Students are also encouraged to regularly reflect on their progress in Maths, and the feedback they are given.