When pupils arrive in Year 7, we follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3, building upon our students’ knowledge from primary school. In their mathematics lessons during Key Stage 3, students are studying a mastery curriculum, focused on fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. This has been specifically designed to prepare students for studying the new, more challenging, GCSE course.
We believe that maths is an integral part of everyday living. Mathematics permeates every aspect of modern life, and it is essential that pupils are educated in preparation for this. Students need to be excited by the mathematics they are learning and see how the material applies to real situations.
Maths is highly regarded by post-16 institutions as well as employers, so helping all of our students to achieve success is of paramount importance. More importantly however, we believe that studying this subject enhances students’ logical reasoning abilities and problem solving skills preparing young adults for the challenges that lay ahead.
We are continuously working to motivate students and instil a personal sense of desire. This creates a positive learning experience. At Kineton High School, we take great pride in the work ethic that students show in maths, and we feel that it is the heightening sense of desire that has seen results gradually increase over recent years. We want to work with our students to develop a ‘can-do’ attitude that will help them overcome obstacles, work hard and put in their best effort in every maths lesson.
A Student at Kineton High School can expect:
- To be motivated and to gain personal success in Maths
- To experience a positive learning experience
- To learn and feel safe
- To be taught by a teacher with high expectations
- To build upon life skills required for “the real world” and acknowledge the value of Maths
The curriculum plan for each subject demonstrates the planned progression for students across a key stage. It is therefore a strategic document to ensure that all students receive the same key curriculum whilst enabling staff to develop their lessons to adapt to the needs of their individual students. As a result there may be some adaption to the timescales of the overviews, but the key assessment points will provide the means to ensure that all students have benefited from the agreed curriculum.
For further details please contact Mr S Richmond.
The Mathematics department at Kineton has its own website – here you can find information and support to help you with your Maths.
- KS4 Mathematics – Edexcel GCSE
- KS5 Further Mathematics – Edexcel A Level
- KS5 Mathematics – Edexcel A Level