Maths

Subject: Mathematics

Head of Faculty name: Mrs Jennifer Gray

Contact Email: jgray@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Subject Curriculum Intent:

· Introduce new conceptual understanding via a concrete ->pictorial -> abstract approach. Swift and accurately ascertained starting points ensure new content is built on secure existing knowledge.

· Secure essential knowledge using regular interleaving and low stakes testing to move this knowledge and new learning to long term memory.

· Create links between concepts and topics so learners apply these concepts to solve problems not limited to one topic (use of common themes).

· Develop confident & curious learners who value mistakes as an opportunity to develop understanding. Exposure to misconceptions secures depth of understanding.

· Inspire passion for mathematics. Improve life chances for all learners by embedding secure number sense, and create opportunities for all to appreciate mathematics as an art discipline.

 

Assessment details:

Terminal mathematics papers in year 11

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics

3 papers, equally weighted, 80 marks each

Higher Tier – Grades 3-9

Foundation Tier – Grades 1-5

 

Staff list:

Mrs L Hopkins

Mr A Gonzalez 

Mrs D Pickup 

Mrs H Lorgat

Mrs J Smith

Mr M Haji