At The Winstanley School we aim to inspire in our students an enjoyment of Mathematics. Our Scheme of Learning has been designed to enable students to become independent, reflective thinkers who will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. This will allow them to become numerate and resilient problem solvers, not only in Mathematics, but across the entire curriculum.
Mathematics is a core subject and is therefore studied by all students.
At GCSE level, students complete the OCR Maths GCSE (J560). There is also an opportunity for our most able students to study Further Maths.
Our Scheme of Learning focuses on the key elements of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change, Geometry and Measure, Statistics and Probability. Developing fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving are embedded throughout our scheme of learning rather than treated as separate entities.
The course is designed to build on the skills and understanding that students have previously developed. Each topic involves students revisiting key concepts from other areas of the Maths curriculum whilst ensuring students experience variety. Students are given an opportunity to consolidate their learning, to reach higher levels of complexity and understanding.
Home learning utilises our students’ access to Chromebooks and is set through a variety of mediums including Hegarty Maths, Sparx Maths and the Google Classroom.
The Scheme of Learning aims to enable students to:
- develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
- reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences to be able to draw conclusions
- select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge where appropriate in other subject areas.
While Mathematics is a fundamental tool for Science and Technology, many employers value the knowledge and skills that studying Maths can provide, including competency in solving increasingly sophisticated problems, critical- thinking, collaboration and communication.