Welcome to Mathematics

The vision of the Maths department is to develop independent learners and support all students to achieve their full potential in Maths. The Maths department at Outwood Academy Portland prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming department where all students enjoy and achieve in Maths. Our year 11 GCSE results last year – 82% A*-C with 23% A*/A grades indicates the progress the department is making to achieve its vision. The departmental learning code; Respectful, Resilient, Creative, Independent and Confident, prepare our students not only to achieve in Maths but also to be successful adults in the future.

Staff

Name Role
Stacey Atkins Associate Director of Maths
Mrs L Norton Second in Maths
Miss G Butters Third in Maths
Raychelle Swift Lead Teacher in Maths
Mr K Garbett Teacher of Maths
Esther Gray Teacher of Maths
Mrs E Lund Teacher of Maths
Mr S Blundell Teacher of Maths
Miss A Price-Williams Teacher of Maths
Mrs M Sly Teacher of Maths
Mr D Simm Teacher of Maths
Mrs S Pilsworth Teacher of Maths
Megan Elliott Teacher of Maths
Mr R Dixon Maths mentor
Jim Lilleyman Maths mentor

Key Stage 3

The maths course at Key Stage 3 builds on the mastery of key number and geometry concepts studied in primary school and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE maths course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 and Year 8 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in number and geometry and extend this further into algebra and statistics. The scheme of work promotes a depth and breadth of understanding around each theme to ensure a fluent foundation is built and students’ deep understanding enables them to apply their skills and communicate their knowledge across a range of contexts and problems.

Praising Stars 1 & 2
(1/2 term 1 & 2)
Praising Stars 3
(1/2 term 3)
Praising Stars 4
(1/2 Term 4)
Praising Stars 5
(1/2 term 5)
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(1/2 Term 6)
Year 7 Solve Word Problems (addition and subtraction) Explain and Investigate (multiplication and division) Geometry (angle properties) Fractions Applications of Algebra
Year 8 Applications of Algebra Percentages and Statistics Types of Number Algebraic Expressions 2-D Geometry

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Stacey Atkins.

Key Stage 4

The maths course at Key Stage 4 builds on the mastery of key mathematical concepts acquired at Key Stage 3. Year 9 students follow a mastery scheme of work in which teaching for understanding enables students to continue their learning in key number concepts of ratio and proportional reasoning and geometry. The GCSE course is then taught with the same principals of teaching for understanding in all strands of Number, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Shape and Space and Statistics. There is a high focus on problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematics to ensure that students develop the skills they need to apply to the final examination questions.

Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) is assessed in the following way:

Controlled Assessment % Examination (%)
0%100%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Stacey Atkins.

Edexcel GCSE Statistics (A*-G Examination June 2017, 9-1 Examination June 2018)

The GCSE Statistics course at Key Stage 4 covers the whole range of statistical techniques for collecting, processing, representing and interpreting data from a variety of contexts and also in depth understanding of Probability. Teaching for understanding is promoted throughout to enable students to apply their learning to a range of problems in both familiar and non-routine contexts and to be able to model real life scenarios.

Edexcel GCSE Statistics is assessed in the following way:
Controlled Assessment % Examination (%)
25% 75%

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Stacey Atkins

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