Students are organised into Maths sets right from the start of the year, based on information from their Primary Schools and the KS2 SATS. The Schemes of Work for all students are carefully matched to the students’ abilities. Curriculum objectives are shared with the students and parents via Parent Information Evenings and the school website.
There is provision for a wide variety of practical, problem-solving, functional maths and investigational work to inspire students and enrich their understanding. We include group, paired and individual work to supplement whole class learning.
Students are issued with an online textbook. This is used in class and at home alongside other resources. Homework is integral to a student’s learning and this is set and automatically marked online on a regular basis. All students will be set homework on Sparx Maths, an online website that incorporates retrieval and consolidation to support students in strengthening their long-term memory.
Every student brings her own calculator to Maths lessons – we sell our recommended scientific calculator at cost price.
Year 8 students get the opportunity to go on a Maths trip to a PGL centre on the Isle of Wight.