Mathematics

Department Ethos

At Bishop Perowne we believe that all students have the ability to learn mathematics.

In order for students to be successful in mathematics, they need to feel valued and see meaning to their education. At Bishop Perowne we are committed to creating meaningful learning opportunities and challenging students’ mathematical understanding through problem solving and a robust curriculum.

Year 7

In Year 7, the curriculum is designed to stretch and challenge pupils’ mathematical understanding of the fundamental skills required in KS4. We do this by broadening their mathematical skills and developing a deeper understanding of how mathematical concepts and procedures work. By exposing misconceptions early on, and encouraging students to use a higher level of mathematical language, students are able to gain a secure and long lasting understanding of the topics.

Year 8

In Year 8, we continue to stretch and challenge pupils’ mathematical understanding of the fundamental skills required in KS4 an extension on Year 7. We continue to broaden their mathematical skills and develop deeper understanding of how mathematical concepts and procedures work. By exposing further misconceptions and encouraging students to use a higher level of mathematical language, students are able to gain a secure and long lasting understanding of the topics which prepares them for KS4 challenges.

Year 9

Year 9 is the beginning of students’ GCSE studies. Students will build on their knowledge from KS3 and will begin to follow the Edexcel Mathematics Curriculum. This course is designed to create confidence in students’ knowledge and competencies by developing transferable skills for the future using everyday Mathematics. The course is 100% examination assessed, covering six key topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics

Year 10

In year 10 students will continue to build on their prior Mathematical knowledge and continue to follow the Edexcel Mathematic Curriculum. At this point the Mathematics curriculum breaks down into two courses: Foundation and Higher. Both courses are 100% examination assessed, covering the same six concepts from year 9 but in greater depth.

An example on how we intelligently sequence our SOW to create depth and understanding in KS4:

Year 9 students are able to calculate unknown angles and sides using Pythagoras’ Theorem. In year 10, students are able to calculate unknown angles and side using Trigonometry Ratios.

In year 11, students are able to calculate unknown sides and angles using Cosine and Sine Rule furthering their development of trigonometry.

Year 11

In Year 11 the content studied in Year 9 and 10 is studied at greater depth. The course is 100% examination assessed, covering six key topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
During Year 11, all students will take part in a series of Mocks, Walking Talking Mocks (WTM), and as immersion days to better prepare students for their GCSE in summer term.

Year 11 Subject Resources

Description Type
Mathematics: Exam Board (Pearson) Resources  External Link
Mathematics: School Revision Guide  School PDF Document

Our Staff

Mr D Baker

Teacher

Mr A Brown

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Mrs E Butler

Head of Department

Mr M Ford

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Mr B Glackin

Teacher

Miss I Gorna

Second in Department

Mr D Jervis

Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Krasnobaeva

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Mr S Reeves

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Mrs S Tombs

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