Mathematics and Numeracy

“I like doing sums in maths and learning about the different ways you can get to the same answer. I like learning about the different shapes we have too” Kay

Year 7

Students develop their knowledge and skills in understanding number and number facts; calculating; exploring shapes; using money; measuring length, mass, capacity and time; describing position, direction and movement; describing patterns; recognising lines of symmetry and collecting and presenting data.

Students are encouraged to use mathematical language and develop mental strategies. They carry out simple investigations and problem solving tasks working individually, in small groups or as a whole class. Students use computer games and software to reinforce learning.

Year 8 & 9

During this year, students further develop their knowledge and skills in:

understanding number and number facts; calculating; exploring shapes; increasing confidence in using money; measuring length using non-standards units; collecting and presenting data

Students are encouraged to use mathematical language and to develop basic mental strategies. They continue to  carry out simple investigations and problem solving tasks working individually, in small groups or as a whole class. Students use computer games and software to reinforce learning.

Year 10

During Year 10, students reinforce their knowledge and skills in understanding number and number facts; calculating; understanding shapes, patterns, position and movement; measuring length, mass, capacity and time; collecting and presenting data.

They work through past exam papers in preparation for the Entry Level Tests and then prepare for the Level 1 Statistics curriculum.

Year 11

Students continuing with the courses they started in Year 10, leading to accreditations at varying levels.

Students continue to develop their knowledge and skills in understanding number and number facts, calculating, understanding shapes, patterns, position and movement, measuring length, mass, capacity and time and collecting and presenting data.

An emphasis is placed on practical skills required in everyday life, further education and the workplace. Students develop their mental arithmetic skills and ability to solve more complex tasks by breaking problems down and working towards becoming independent young adults.