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Maths

At Grange Park, our aim is to develop ‘a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject’ (National Curriculum 2014). We are also dedicated to equipping our pupils with skills to use in the real world. Pupils are regularly encouraged to solve problems involving time and money.

 

Intent

The intent of Maths at Grange Park is to ensure that every student has an individualised learning pathway to maximise their full potential. We implement this by nurturing a can-do attitude by providing a safe learning environment with small class sizes allowing students to flourish. In each class, pupils are taught in small groups. Each group has a programme of study tailored to their ability. We make great use of a variety of software, websites, games, real-life materials and kinaesthetic apparatus (Numicon) to engage students and help

 

Implementation

During KS3, pupils follow the White Rose Maths Scheme of learning. This is differentiated by group to allow all pupils to succeed. This scheme of work sets up the lower ability students for progression through to ELC/Functional skills/Level 1/ASDAN whilst preparing the higher ability students for the traditional route of GCSE.

During KS4 there are two pathways which pupils can follow. Pathway 1 is the GCSE pathway and this will see pupils walk out with a minimum of a GCSE qualification at the end of Year 11. Pathway 2 is a progression of Level 1 Maths, and onto Statistics GCSE, or possibly the Maths GCSE depending on suitability.

We are aware that some pupils who would not be able to access the full Maths GCSE content may be able to access the Statistics GCSE content. Where this is the case students will be given the opportunity to work towards this GCSE. Additionally we are aware there are pupils that could access both, and again they will be given the opportunity to do so.

The accreditations we use can be used interchangeably allowing us the flexibility to be able to move pupils between pathways if they begin to excel, or even struggle. We do not cap learning and therefore will make group changes where it will work best for the pupil.

KS5 pathways will change each year depending on the qualifications the pupils have received previously. We will always push the pupils to the next appropriate course/level as detailed at KS4.

 

Impact

The impact of Maths at Grange Park can be seen by our rising outcomes. Pupils are more independent in their learning and are all leaving with a set of suitable accreditations for their next steps.

 

An example of the two pathways students may follow is shown below.

 

 

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Year 7

White Rose Maths

White Rose Maths 

Year 8

White Rose Maths 

White Rose Maths 

Year 9

White Rose Maths 

White Rose Maths 

Year 10

Work towards Level 1 qualification in Mathematics.

Begin to work towards GCSE Mathematics.

Year 11

Work towards Level 1 qualification in Mathematics.

Some may additionally complete GCSE Statistics.

Continue work towards GCSE Mathematics.

Some may additionally complete GCSE Statistics.