Maths

Maths is delivered by specialist math teachers. We use the my maths site to support our teaching. Home work is set twice a week on each students personal my maths account. In addition to the home work, the my maths site contains additional lesson packages which parents and children can access for additional support. We encourage parents to log use the my maths site in conjunction with the learning gateway to monitor homework progression and completeness. 


KS3

At this level, we show that mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
 

The aims of the key stage 3 programme of study is to :

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics  through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils 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
  • solve problems by students applying their mathematical understanding 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.

KS4

This course follows the GCSE syllabus in mathematics and is intended to enable students to:
develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

Our programme of study covers the following topics :

  • Algebra
  • Ratios and proportion
  • Rates of change
  • Number
  • Geometry and measure
  • Probability
  • Statistics


Maths staff:
Mr Lock - Head of Maths - (alock@saa.woodard.co.uk)
Mr Morrish - Maths - (kmorrish@saa.woodard.co.uk)
Mrs Thompson - Maths - (jthompson@saa.woodard.co.uk)
Mrs Wyatt - Maths - (twyatt@saa.woodard.co.uk)
Mr Hewett - Maths - (rhewett@saa.woodard.co.uk)
Mr Brown - Maths - (pbrown@saa.woodard.co.uk)