Meet the Maths team
Welcome to the Mathematics Department
Vision, Curriculum, Homework & Examinations
Our duty is to inspire young people to see the true beauty of mathematics in the wider world by bringing mathematics alive thereby making it exciting, relevant and easy.
All students believe they can do maths and reach their full potential. They should take risks to solve problems and reason like a mathematician in preparation for KS4.
To create resilient problem-solvers who are confident to apply their mathematical ability to real-life and abstract contexts.
Both KS3 and KS4 follow the same scheme of work which aims for mastery of topics that are in the GCSE specification. With a vastly reduced amount of learning objectives in each year, we are able to spend more time investigating each topic. Each pupil will now work their way through our new learning process which we have developed with our academy sponsor the AET.
By allowing pupils the time to explore, apply and reason with objectives, pupils are highly engaged in learning which allows for a deeper understanding and promotes a love of Mathematics.
The curriculum includes 15 units within which are broken down into key learning sections that frame each of our lessons.
The full curriculum is available on the AET maths' website:
Year 11 follow a bespoke curriculum designed to meet their needs in preparation for their final summer exams.
How do we assess students in Mathematics?
Each year group will be assessed according to the whole school assessment calendar.
KS3: Year 7, 8 and 9 complete GCSE papers from the old specification. This is to ensure all students can familiarise themselves with the format and types of GCSE questions that they will be expected to answer in their GCSE Summer Exams.
KS4: Year 10 and 11 complete new specification GCSE papers as their assessment.
It is absolutely vital that all have a strong foundation knowledge from which they can work. This requires constant practise inside and outside of the classroom.
All Kingswood Academy students will be given homework on a weekly basis. The homework is set through Mathswatch; an online platform that offers video help and instant feedback on the pupil’s answers. Each student has an individual account to allow the teacher to track their progress through the academic year. The homework will also be set on ShowMyHomework.