Welcome to the Mathematics Faculty pages.

The maths teaching team is one of the largest faculty teams in school, with 13 specialist teachers, led by a Curriculum Leader and supported by three Assistant Curriculum Leaders, who each have responsibility for a key stage. The faculty has embraced the school led initiative of co-operative learning and one to one iPad scheme, and shared resources have helped ensure all students are actively engaged in lessons and developed as independent learners. The students follow the Edexcel Linear course at GCSE, and a range of resources and teaching styles is used to meet the learning needs of students, in addition to the use of the Active Teach and Active Learn schemes of learning and linked resources for Key Stages 3 and 4.

Maths continues to be a popular subject at A Level, with two classes in both Year 12 and 13, alongside a small group of students who choose to also study further maths.

#### Rationale

Our primary goal is to make **mathematics** enjoyable, exciting, and challenging for all our students. Students will develop the confidence to work individually, collaboratively and to apply logic and reasoning to mathematical problems. This will take place within an environment which is both supportive and inspires a curiosity for mathematics, which in turn builds **resilience, confidence and fluency of practice.**

Our curriculum is carefully designed to build on prior learning and equips all students with functional mathematical skills, which enables them to negotiate everyday numerical problems and promotes an interest in a wide variety of linked disciplines where sound mathematical knowledge and skills are required.

### Homework

Year 7: Students will be asked to complete at least 20 minutes of Century Tech homework per week. The work will be set at the correct level for each student and will progress over time. The class teacher will keep track of how much homework each student is doing.

Year 8: Students will be asked to complete at least 20 minutes of Century Tech homework per week. The work will be set at the correct level for each student and will progress over time. The class teacher will keep track of how much homework each student is doing.

Year 9: Students will be asked to complete at least 20 minutes of Century Tech homework per week. The work will be set at the correct level for each student and will progress over time. The class teacher will keep track of how much homework each student is doing.

Year 10: Students will be set at least one piece of homework each week in Maths. This core piece of homework will be a task set on Hegarty Maths. The task set will be a retrieval task, either a on topic learnt by students at the same point in time the previous academic year or pre-requisite topic for an upcoming unit in the scheme of learning. The class teacher may also set some additional homework in the form of Hegarty Maths or a practise exam paper. There will be 30 – 45 minutes of homework per week.

Year 11: Students will be set at least one piece of homework each week in Maths. This core piece of homework will be a task set on Hegarty Maths. The task set will be a retrieval task, either a on topic learnt by students at the same point in time the previous academic year or pre-requisite topic for an upcoming unit in the scheme of learning. The class teacher may also set some additional homework in the form of Hegarty Maths or a practise exam paper. There will be 30 – 45 minutes of homework per week.

Year 12 and 13: Tasks will be set every lesson and will be short tasks reinforcing the work set in that lesson, or to practise retrieving knowledge from previous lessons. There will be roughly 1.5 to 2 hours per week.