Mathematics

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INTENT

We believe our role at All Saints Academy is to produce outstanding Mathematicians.  This will then not only to produce students who can pass a GCSE Maths exam, but to instil a love of learning with an ambition to succeed.   Through application of our core values of Teamwork, Growth and Excellence students will strive to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, with students working through increasing more complex problems over time they will develop their conceptual understanding of the subject.  Students will develop the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, learn how to follow lines of enquiry, conjecture relationships and generalisations and develop their ability to create justifications to problems using mathematical proof.  Students will understand how to break down a sophisticated problem into a series of easier more manageable steps and that mathematics is not a standalone subject and that the knowledge they learn in their maths lessons can be applied in subjects such as science, geography, computing and other subjects. 

                                               TeamworkGrowthExcellence

Implementation

Students will follow one of the three pathways identified below.  The pathways are designed so that students will always be working to towards achieving their full potential. The pathways have been carefully designed so that students are constantly moving through new and challenging mathematical ideas. The students can move from one pathway to another depending on the progress they make throughout the year. 

In Year 7 students will follow the White Rose maths scheme of learning developing their ability apply the concept of concrete, pictorial and abstract through the use of bar modelling.  The students class set will be determined initially by their Year 6 standardised score from Primary school.  Students in Year 8 will then start to follow one of the three Pathways of learning depending on their set.  The pathways are shown below. 

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Set 1

White Rose Maths

Start Higher Pathway

Continue Higher Pathway

Continue Higher Pathway

Complete Higher Pathway

Set 2

White Rose Maths

Start Higher Pathway

Continue Higher Pathway

Continue Higher Pathway

Complete Higher Pathway

Set 3

White Rose Maths

Start Foundation+ Pathway

Continue Foundation+ Pathway

Continue Foundation+ Pathway

Complete Foundation+ Pathway

Set 4

White Rose Maths

Start Foundation+ Pathway

Continue Foundation+ Pathway

Continue Foundation+ Pathway

Complete Foundation+ Pathway

Set 5

 

Start Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Complete Foundation Pathway

Set 6

 

Start Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Complete Foundation Pathway

Set 7

 

Start stage 7 Pathway

Start Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Continue Foundation Pathway

Learning Journeys

Higher Pathway

Foundation Plus Pathway

Foundation Pathway

Impact

We are a high-performing department and our results are consistently amongst the strongest in the county. We believe the culture that we create in the department which is based around our core values will result in producing outstanding mathematicians and we firmly believe that this will then translate into strong GCSE grades.