Mathematics

At Brook Green we believe that everyone can actively engage in, enjoy, and make progress in, their Mathematical learning.  Every student will work on many Mathematical topics, working at their ability level, stimulating their Mathematical curiosity and ensuring they have a firm foundation and understanding of Mathematics,

We have a dedicated Mathmatics team consisting of two specialist Mathmatics teachers, teachers from other departments and a specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

We seek to create a supportive learning environment in which we make great use of worksheets, books, web-sites, games and real–life materials to engage students and help them in a way that best suits their needs and help them not only to reach their maximum academic potential but also to develop a lifelong passion for Mathematics.

Alongside the Mathematics lessons that students attend five times a week there is an extensive interventions program. All year 7 students are given one to one tuition, once a week for at least 2 terms of the academic year. Other one to one interventions for students from any year group are completed when requested by class teachers. One to one sessions are used for monitoring and assessing student’s progress and also for giving them extra confidence in Mathematics. Students can be given work from the teacher to reinforce work being completed in the classroom or it can be of a catch up nature making sure students can embed knowledge needed in order to progress further. Or it can be of an extension nature which will challenge their abilities further and enhance their enjoyment of Mathematics.

Years 7 and 8 Key Stage 3

Year 7 students are given a base line test in the September when they arrive. They are then placed by ability into 2 sets. This enables us to deliver the best possible teaching by providing suitably skilled teachers and relevant resources to each classes needs. Year 8 has the same 2 class system. Teachers follow easy to follow schemes of work that allow students to work in all topics of mathematics, including number, algebra, shape, measuring and data handling.

Years 9, 10 and 11. Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we follow two Mathematics courses depending on the level that the student is working at. Entry Pathways Mathematics allows students to develop an understanding of how math’s is relevant to everyday life. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of basic mathematical ideas and skills for using and applying mathematical ideas in real life situations. This course is 100% coursework and is completed during Years 10 and 11.

Our GCSE Mathematics curriculum allows students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical numbers and concepts, including number, algebra, ratio, geometry, measures, statistics and probability.

They will be able to apply the functional element of mathematics to solve problems in real life situations.

This GCSE is graded by the new 9 to 1 system where a 1 represents a pass and a level 4 is equivalent to the old grade C. We currently enter students into the Foundation exam, which consists of 3 exams both of which have a duration of 1 ½ hours.

QUALIFICATION/S: WJEC Entry Level Pathways (all) EDEXCEL GCSE (Majority)

Schemes of work

Brook Green Centre for Learning
Bodmin Road
Whitleigh
Plymouth
Devon
PL5 4DZ

email: brook.green.school@plymouth.gov.uk

Phone: 01752 773875

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