Curriculum Vision

The core purpose of studying mathematics at KEVI HWGA are to ensure students: become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, can solve problems and reason mathematically and learn to appreciate the importance of mathematics in their day-to-day lives.


Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Maths Mastery

  1. Students are helped to master fundamental knowledge and skills over a series of lessons.
  2. Before moving on with the rest of the unit, students check their understanding in a short formative assessment, and give an indication of their confidence level.
  3. Students decide on their personalised route through the rest of the unit:
    • In areas where they have yet to develop a solid understanding and/or they do not feel confident, they can choose to strengthen their learning.
    • In areas where they performed well in the assessment also, feel confident, they can choose to extend their learning.
  4. Finally, students do a test to determine their progression across the unit.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

Foundation: OCR GCSE J560

Higher: Pearson GCSE 1MA1

Students will follow a mastery approach to gain a deeper understanding of each topic with a unique unit structure, which has built-in differentiation to tackle the increase in demand of GCSE mathematics.

  1. Prior knowledge – tests assumed knowledge from KS3 and previous units to help students assess their starting point.
  2. Master – teacher-led lessons for students to master the fundamental knowledge and skills for that topic.
  3. Problem-solve – additional problem-solving practice to help students develop their problem-solving skills.
  4. Check – a short formative assessment to help students give an indication of their confidence level.
  5. Strengthen & Extend

Strengthen – Not confident? Need more practice? Students practise the topic more with hints and tips to help them

Extend – Performed well? Feeling confident? Students extend their learning with more breadth and depth.

  • Test – a summary of the learning from the unit and a useful revision tool.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

Pearson A-Level Mathematics 9 MA0

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to; understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study, to construct mathematical proofs and use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy. To apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general.

Year 1 – AS Mathematics content: Pure Mathematics and Applied (Statistics and Mechanics), start A-Level 

Year 2 – Remaining A level Mathematics content: Pure and Applied (Statistics and Mechanics)

Level 2 Maths resit students will follow a bespoke 1 year SOW to achieve an improved grade (4 minimum)

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