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Mathematics

Overview 

 

The Maths Department at Windsor Boys’ is well established; we have 7 members of staff, all of whom are Maths trained, and many have years of experience.  We are accommodated in our own Maths block, with each of our 7 classrooms equipped with its’ own SmartBoard.  We also have a separate study room, which our A level students make regular use of for independent study while still granting access to the Maths department staff.

 

Our aim is to make Maths enjoyable and challenging for our students, yet accessible to all.  We want our students to be confident in their mathematical abilities and to develop skills they can take forward with them into their futures.

At KS4 we provide both a higher and foundation programme of study, whilst KS5 options include both Maths and Further Maths A-Levels. Year on year each scheme of work provides students with opportunities to reflect on their learning, revise the skills and techniques required for mastery, and extend these skills further.

 

Within the department, standardised homework and assessments allow students to diagnose strengths and areas for improvement in their knowledge. This also allows staff to help students improve, consolidate and extend their understanding.

 

Students will progress through each sequence of lessons with opportunities for regular recall through “Do Now Tasks” and other lesson starter and revision activities.

 

Outside of lessons, students have the opportunity to compete in national mathematics challenges produced by UKMT and regularly qualify for further international rounds. There is the occasion to attend Royal Institute Mathematics Masterclasses and other lectures throughout the year for different year groups. In addition, we also have a team of 6th Form Maths Prefects who provide after school independent learning and revision support for pupils lower down the school.

Year 9

 

In recent years students have started in mixed ability groups for the first term after which we will loosely set into higher and foundation groups.  We regularly assess at the end of each half term and review progress regularly to ensure we are meeting the needs of the students.  We cover similar content with all groups in year 9.  Our curriculum map can be found below: