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Brentford School
for Girls and Sixth Form

Maths

Curriculum

In light of the new curriculum changes there have been changes made to our Mathematics curriculum offer. The schemes of work have been updated to ensure that all students achieve fluency in their mathematics, developing a deep understanding of fundamental concepts and being able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. In Mathematics, students will learn how to reason mathematically and develop understanding through identifying and communicating relationships between different strands of mathematics and building on prior knowledge. Students will learn to apply their mathematics to variety problems and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to persevere in seeking solutions. 

Lessons are varied and include time for students to think about and discuss challenging problems, to develop their mental agility and speed, and to practice constructing mathematically correct and rigorous arguments. We use interactive white boards and other ICT software whenever appropriate to support learning. 

Key Stage 3

KS3 in Mathematics includes Year 7 and Year 8. The Scheme of work is differentiated and focuses on the key concepts of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. Students are taught in ability sets, they are required to do half termly assessments and an end of year exam. Students are encouraged to use mymaths as a tool for independent learning. Homework is appropriately used to consolidate and extend learning.

Key Stage 4

The students start their GCSE in Year 9. The GCSE Mathematics course enables students to further build and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts related to Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. The students are taught in ability sets, they are required to do half termly assessments and an end of year exam in Year 9 and Year 10. Currently we use Edexcel exam board; the students take their GCSE exams in summer of Year 11 and are either entered for Higher or Foundation tier depending on their performance.