We aim to develop our students to be well rounded and enthusiastic mathematicians by developing skills of resilience and independence. We will share our love of maths to inspire our students to take a logical and systematic approach to problem solving, building on prior knowledge and making mathematical connections. By using examples from everyday life and links to other subjects to explain and reinforce mathematical concepts, we make Mathematics real and accessible, inclusive of ability.
As a knowledge-based curriculum we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of Mathematical skills. At both KS3 and KS4, starters revolve around the use of retrieval practice and interleaving to help students recall knowledge. Use of end of unit diagnostic testing and developmental feedback is a regular feature of our Maths lessons. All students have individual access to Mathswatch and are set structured revision tasks related to the curriculum in preparation for assessments. Weekly homework tasks will give students further opportunities to recall key facts and practice skills.
We build on the GRITTY skill of Your World by enriching the curriculum in appropriate areas with knowledge and tasks themed around famous mathematicians, both past and present, their work being exemplified on our corridors. Students can learn about the history and impact they had upon the world we live in and the work we will go on to study. We hope to inspire some to take their mathematical studies forward to college or university.
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St Bede’s Catholic High School,
St Anne’s Road,
Telephone: 01695 570335