Mathematics

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mathematical-symbols-in-four-squaresTo be numerate is to confidently and effectively use mathematics to meet the everyday demands of life.

We all use maths every day. To predict weather, to tell the time, to handle money. Maths is more than formulas and equations. It’s logic, it’s rationality, it’s using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know.

Mathematics provides a means of communication which is powerful and concise. Mathematics is an important element in many other disciplines and fields.

Mathematics at Lowton Church of England High School is challenging and engaging. We aim to make lessons varied and interactive to encourage enthusiasm for the subject.

Alongside the KS3 Curriculum we have dedicated time to concentrate on Numeracy skills. These give students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and to extend these skills towards problem solving.

Subject Key Aims

Being numerate and literate are two of the most important skills all future employers want.

Students are to have transferable skills that will enable them to be problem solvers.

To develop the very best Mathematicians towards post 16 study.

A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically.

KS3

Pupils are in classes which are set from the beginning of Year 7 to focus learning at appropriate levels and setting is reviewed on a regular basis. Pupils study topics from the following five areas:

Number

Ration and Proportion

Algebra

Data Handling

Geometry & Measures

Alongside the KS3 Curriculum we have dedicated Numeracy lessons. These give student the opportunity to consolidate their skills and to extend these skills towards problem solving.

KS4

Students in Years 10 and 11 follow the GCSE mathematics specification A offered by Edexcel. Students are entered at either Foundation (1-5) or Higher (4-9) level. Topics covered on the specification can tested at the following three levels:

Core Skills – Can the students apply a skill in a conventional way

Fluency – Can the student apply their skill to a given context

Mastery – Can the student choose what Mathematics is appropriate to solve a problem

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