Maths

Curriculum Intent

At The Eastbourne Academy, our Maths curriculum provides the opportunity to make all students proficient in maths fundamentals through frequent practice with increasingly complex problems. It emphasises reasoning mathematically and problem-solving skills, including breaking down problems into simpler steps. Maths is a universal language that goes beyond numbers and shapes, providing important tools for various careers and future education. It nurtures a logical mindset and problem-solving abilities, and attainment in the subject opens doors to further study and employment. 

The curriculum helps students gain self-confidence and enjoyment in maths. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science and technology, and necessary for financial literacy and most employment. It provides a foundation for understanding the world, appreciation for its beauty and power, and curiosity about the subject.

 

Curriculum Information

 At The Eastbourne Academy we believe all pupils should achieve their individual goals and appreciate the wonder and power of Mathematics in an exciting and encouraging environment.

To enable this, we believe that we should all work together to provide high quality and wide-ranging learning experiences and to provide and use quality resources.

KS3

All pupils will develop their mathematical skills in the six key areas:

Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. They will also develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills.

KS4

The students follow the OCR 1-9 course in Mathematics. The examination for this course is based on three papers for Foundation and three papers for Higher.

Foundation:

  Paper 1 Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

  Paper 2 Non-Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

  Paper 3 Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

Higher:

  Paper 4 Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

  Paper 5 Non-Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

  Paper 6 Calculator (1 hour 30 minutes)

Extra Curricular

The department runs regular support sessions for Year 10/11 pupils to assist in preparation for their GCSE exams.

Pupils from other year groups can make arrangements with their teacher as to when further support can be provided if required.