“No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry.” Benjamin Franklin
Maths is incredibly important in our lives, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing maths problems, every day. The laws of mathematics govern everything around us, and without a good understanding of them, one can encounter significant problems in life.
LeAF Studio’s Maths department’s aim is that no student will leave LeAF Studio without the mathematical skills needed to be successful with whatever path they choose. At LeAF Studio we teach all the skills that students need to achieve success in examinations as well as the skills to be successful within our everyday lives.
Our students at the end of Year 11 will sit the Edexcel Pearson’s GCSE Maths paper. We use this exam board as they have comprehensive support network that supports both teachers and students alike. We follow their SOW, this ensures that throughout the different Key Stages students learn all the key skills needed to achieve. The Edexcel Pearson’s SOW offers three different pathways to allow students to be supported or stretched and challenged in their learning.
Throughout Year 9 we also develop our student’s problem solving skills through functional skills lessons, these cover many different aspects of maths in the real world. At Key Stage 4 we focus on exam technique.
The link to the GCSE specification for Maths can be found below: