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Mathematics is a highly interconnected discipline of knowledge, ideas and concepts; developed over the centuries and fundamental to understanding the world around us. It is essential to everyday life; critical to science, technology and engineering; and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Studying mathematics promotes enquiry, curiosity and questioning of information; it develops a logical approach to solving problems; and it develops the critical thinking skills essential across all walks of life.
Ambition for our pupils
The Mathematics curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge;
- can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships, and developing an argument or proof using mathematical language;
- are able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.
Structure of our curriculum
All pupils study Mathematics at key stage 3 and 4. The programme of study is organised into apparently distinct topics, but pupils will develop and consolidate connections across mathematical ideas. Pupils learn to apply arithmetic fluently to problems; understand and use measures; make estimates and sense check their work; identify proportional relationships between variables; apply geometric and algebraic understanding; relate an understanding of probability to the notions of risk and uncertainty; understand the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data; and communicate and reason mathematically.