Mathematics is how we make sense of the physical world. Our intention is to deliver a learning journey that inspires curiosity and enables students to be fluent and confident mathematicians. All students will have the chance to experience success and will enjoy being challenged as they develop as critical thinkers.
The Mathematics curriculum at Ashton Park
Ashton Park's KS3 curriculum has been created in conjunction with the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) and Maths Hubs. The curriculum is arranged around the 6 themes of Maths Mastery:
Why is our curriculum sequenced this way?
Our curriculum has been sequenced to reflect the recommended order from the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching (NCETM). The order of our curriculum deliberately includes spaced practice and interleaving in order to support our students with recall and the retention of key knowledge needed for GCSE, and A level.
Assessment of the mathematics curriculum
In mathematics there is an ongoing process to assess whether students have learned the knowledge and understanding of our intended curriculum. Students sit formal assessments at regular intervals through the year (roughly one per term). These assessments provide students with a range of questions that test them on their knowledge and understanding of the recent curriculum units. These assessments are then scored to decide if students are developing, secure or extending their knowledge and understanding.
In the table below you will find examples of the sort of mathematical knowledge and mathematical questions that students at each band complete. This is a work in process and more examples will be added as we move through the year.
|Year 7 examples of the work we expect for developing, secure and exceeding students.
|Year 8 examples of the work we expect for developing, secure and exceeding students.
|Year 9 examples of the work we expect for developing, secure and exceeding students.
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