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KS3 Mathematics

A high quality mathematics education should not only give students the skills of numeracy required to carry out tasks that are essential in daily life but also inspire an enjoyment and wonderment of this crucial subject. This is our aim as a faculty. Mathematics is taught in strands with number skills providing the foundation for which algebra, geometry and measures, statistics and probability are built. Teaching helps students to make connections between the different strands of mathematics and to discover and explain patterns. Students are aware that learning mathematics is a life-long experience and as such KS3 builds on knowledge learned at KS1 and KS2 whilst providing a platform for further study at KS4, KS5 and beyond. Students learn best when work is challenging but not inaccessible and links with prior learning are explicit. As such teachers quickly and effectively establish the appropriate practice required to further students’ understanding of a topic without unnecessary repetition.

The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all students:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions;

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