Maths

Subject: Mathematics

Head of Faculty name: Mr Gonzalez & Miss Pickup  (Acting)

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

                           DPickup@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

    Mrs H Lorgat

    Mrs J Smith

    Miss A Smith