The Maths Department strives to provide enriching opportunities to encourage enjoyment of and an enthusiasm for the learning of maths for everyone. We aim to provide our students with the mathematical skills that are necessary for success, providing the stepping stones to successful pathways post Rowhill.
Our chief aim is that all students will develop their mathematical potential, promoting fluency in application of reasoning skills to complex mathematical problems both in real life and abstract situations.
We encourage students to work alone together in groups, both in the classroom and by attending maths club after school, to talk through mathematical problems and so achieve a deep understanding of the subject as is set out by the programmes of study from the Department for Education.
KS3 (Year 7,8 and 9)
In years 7, 8 & 9 we focus on reasoning skills and knowledge, that is intended to provide a more meaningful understanding of concepts and their application to ever increasing complex mathematical problems. The aim for these students is to ensure they are able to return to mainstream maths lessons and achieve.
KS4 (Year 10 and 11)
Year 10 & 11 follow the new specification AQA Mathematics GCSE. There will be mocks (two for Year 11, three for Year 10) held throughout the year to build up their confidence in tackling the GCSE and help track their progress so that they can achieve the best grade possible. This will be tracked in their books and students are encouraged to give themselves personal targets to achieve the best grade possible.
Year 11 will be following an inter-leaving program which means that we will be constantly reviewing on topics to ensure that students retain their skills and knowledge as well as to address any gaps in their knowledge.
This past academic year (18/19):
- 91% of students achieved a GCSE grade
- Students achieved a grade 5 and 6
- A number of students attended maths club and this helped them to improve their GCSE results
- Staff in the department have been working to further improve their subject knowledge to help students reach their potential
Students are supported throughout and encouraged to show how they achieve their answers verbally and through written work. They will have a weekly exit ticket to show the progress they have made during that week’s lessons.
An after school maths club is available to Year 11s to help prepare them for their GCSEs so that they can achieve the best grade possible, please speak to a member of the Maths Department Team about this.
All students are provided with homework to help further their reasoning in maths and to continue to develop their fluency in maths, each completed piece of maths homework will see students given a raffle ticket which will then see a draw at half term for a number of maths related prizes!