Maths is an exciting and challenging core subject. At Koru, the functional skills for Maths are promoted in every aspect of school life. Maths is ever present and has a place both in the real world and other subject areas. Measurements, units, calculations, communications, statistics, binary all have their place in the constantly changing modern world.
Each topic studied within the Maths department follows the same structure: it will begin with the new concept being introduced, followed by fluency work; it will then conclude with problem-solving exercises and or/exam questions. This practice will enable all students to have a better opportunity to access the new 1-9 GCSE specifications for maths. KS3
Learners in years 7, 8 and 9 work towards the latest specifications detailed in the National Curriculum. All aspects of Maths are covered in our KS3 Scheme of Work with pupils investigating numbers, measures, perimeter, area, formulae and fractions, graphs, shapes and angles, sequences, ratio and proportion as well as statistics and probability.
Lessons are dynamic with a focus on the progression of the skills that learners will utilise in their KS4 studies. Preparation for maths in the real world is just as vital as progression to GCSE.
During years 10 & 11, we follow the AQA Scheme of Work. This matches the new 1-9 GCSE specifications while presenting it in a more user friendly format. Learners build upon the success of KS3 and perfect their problem solving skills, the use of formulae and exam technique. Some students will study Functional Skills, Level 1 and/or 2.