Mathematics

The Maths department at Rossington All Saints Academy prides itself on being a warm and friendly department.  We want all students to enter, and leave, the corridor with a smile on their face.

The vision of the Maths department is to instil a “can do” attitude into every student.  We provide all learners the opportunity to be the best that they can be through the delivery of engaging lessons.  We also promote independent learning, and give students guidance on how to improve at home through the use of Hegarty Maths.  The Maths department also offer time, after the academy finishes, for students to go to an ICT classroom to complete Hegarty Maths work or access Times Table Rockstars.

In collaboration with other academies, within the trust,  we ensure that we achieve best practice across each key stage and topic.  During Key Stage 3 students will build upon skills they have learnt at Primary School in preparation for them entering Key Stage 4, where they will enter a GCSE pathway.  We ensure students are on the correct pathway and make necessary changes swiftly and diligently.

By the time students enter Year 11 they will have completed the entire range of topics at GCSE.  This enables our teachers to prepare a very bespoke scheme of learning for our students.  Schemes of work are created based on gaps in knowledge.  Using this formula has enabled Year 11 GCSE results to be consistently great over the last 4 years with the vast majority making above average progress.  We also use a collaborative learning approach allowing students to improve their mathematical explanations and improve social interaction.  They also have an opportunity within enrichment time to have an additional hour maths between the hours of 14:30 and 15:30.

Rossington All Saints Academy values in Maths

Community: Working in synergy to solve complex mathematical problems.  Kagan structures allow collaborative learning which gives the opportunity for face and shoulder partners to become Legends of the Lesson.  This will ensure we are all working to an end goal.

Aspiration: Giving students the confidence to attempt the functional problem solving tasks.  Students can understand the importance of Mathematics within lots of vocational roles.

Resilience: Ensuring students adopt a “can do” approach and don’t give up.  The importance of mistakes in maths is key.  Mistakes can sometimes be the most important part of being able to solve maths problems.

Excellence: Taking ownership for becoming independent learners and pushing to be the best mathematician we can possibly be.

Who’s Who within the Department

Mr Hall- Department Leader of Mathematics

Miss Hather- Assistant Department Leader of Mathematics

Miss Trewick- Teacher of Mathematics (Numeracy Lead)

Mr Karns- Teacher of Mathematics (KS5 Lead)

Miss Moxon- Teacher of Mathematics

Miss Bryan- Teach First Teacher

KS4 Curriculum

Exam board: Edexcel (Higher and Foundation)

Assessment details:  3 papers (80 marks per paper), 100% exam

Link to Exam board specifications:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Useful links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.hegartymaths.com

www.ttrockstars.com

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