Maths at Bank View High School

At Bank View High School we provide a learning environment where the learning process is a priority for teachers and pupils to:

  • Help develop an appreciation and enjoyment for mathematics and an understanding of its role in the real world
  • Realise the role of mathematics in the context of real life and its role in society
  • Experience aspects of cross curricular links, skills and themes
     which enhance the quality of the pupils’ education.

Mathematics is taught to all pupils from Year 7 to Year 13.  We follow the National Curriculum guidance, functional skills and GCSE criterion at levels appropriate to individual students, so they can reach their full potential and prepare for life beyond school.  Pupils are taught as a form group up until Year 10.  In Year 10 the pupils are split into two groups according to their progression route – functional skills/GCSE.  (If more than one form in a year group allows).

Key Stage 3

  • At Key Stage 3 pupils are taught a tailored scheme of work based around The National Curriculum and functional skills criterion.
  • Pupils are introduced to Functional Skills Maths and begin to develop and transfer their skills to real life situations.
  • They engage in six taught lessons per week.
  • 100% of lessons have a teaching assistant for support.
  • All pupils have individualised maths targets which form the basis of their Individual Education Plan. All pupils also have generalised maths targets on their ladder target sheets which are referred to in other subject lessons to enable pupils to transfer their maths knowledge into other subject areas.

Key Stage 4

  • At Key Stage 4 pupils are split into two sets in their year group (if class sizes allow) The groups are decided on their year 9 terminal assessment and pupil/teacher discussion.
  • They engage in five taught lessons per week
  • Set 1 follow externally accredited work to complete their Edexcel functional skills qualification (Entry level 3- level 1).  Alongside this they study towards Edexcel foundation tier GCSE (this will change to the new foundation tier 1-5 grade paper for current year 9 pupils and below) and also Open award qualifications in maths. (Entry level 3 – level 2)
  • Set 2 follow externally accredited work to complete their Edexcel functional skills qualification (Entry level 1- entry level 3).  Alongside this they study towards Open award qualifications in maths. (Entry level 1 – level 1)
  • 100% of lessons have a teaching assistant for support.

Key Stage 5

  • All pupils develop their mathematics skills within their ASDAN and life skills programme.
  • Pupils will progress onto the next level of Edexcel functional skills maths, depending on their attainment in year 11.  They also have the option to expand on their Open awards qualification in KS5.

 

For further information on Functional Skills use the following links:

For further information on Open Awards use the following link
www.openawards.org.uk/

For information on Edexcel functional skills level 1 use the following link
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills/Maths.html

For information on Edexcel functional skills entry levels 1-3 use the following link
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills/Entry-level.html#tab-2

Some useful ideas can also be found using the following BBC skills wise link
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

Some useful web learning links:

Pupils and staff regularly use My Maths website which can be accessed at home to consolidate and further their learning.

Login details can be obtained from the mathematics department.

For further information on Mathematics National Curriculum use the following link

www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum

Liverpool Counts Quality Mark

At Bank View we are proud to be working towards the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark.

Liverpool Counts is the Liverpool Learning Partnership’s response to the identification of mathematics as an issue facing settings, schools, academies and colleges across all phases in the city. The aim is to drive up numeracy and mathematics skills in Liverpool.