Overall Aims

Maths at Queensbury School is there to help our young persons become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency which is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.  This is done by:

  • Solving problems by helping students to applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
  • Reasoning mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Most importantly making maths fun and linked to real life.
KS5Intent
(Why are we doing it)
Implement
(How we are going to do it)
Impact
(What we want to see and develop)
DiscoveryFurther exploring mathematical ideas and developing mathematical skills and concepts.Personalised learning units to encourage maths in the world around them. Units focused on time, money, dates and calculations.Promote meaningful mathematical awareness to aid the confidence of this specific cohort.
ExplorerBuild on gaps in knowledge. Give students greater independence with time, money data.Students working between EL3-L1 qualifications. Learning outcomes are matched to promote independence confidence. Students to think about their mathematical journey. Positive attitude to possible courses available to them after sixth form. Ability to use some of their key maths skills in their daily lives.
NavigatorMaking sure students are secure and can understand and use mathematical information confidently.Units are at Level 1-Level 2, give our young persons the best opportunity to explore courses at a higher level. Units are specifically selected to support independence and further study opportunities.Greater understand of careers and courses available to them linked to level 1-Level 2 qualifications.
Confidence and independence to use and apply their mathematical skills consistently in their daily lives.

Examples.

Delivery of Maths is supported via educational trips (annual visit for KS4 students to RAF Cosford) working with HSBC Bank, Healthy Tuck Shop Money Management, celebration of world maths day, parent workshops, visit to local Tesco and raising money all year round for various charities.

Promotion of careers and real life linked to maths is embedded within the curriculum planning.