Mathematics
“Small minds discuss persons, average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss Mathematics”
Anon.
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A highquality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject” (National Curriculum Sept 2013)
At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, we learn Maths by following a Mastery model of learning in KS3 and KS4. We believe that everyone through hard work and effort can improve their Maths knowledge and understanding. Students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of the concepts they meet rather than learn from rules. Mathematical thinking is developed through all the topics taught and students are encouraged to use mathematical language throughout their learning. Problem solving is integrated throughout every lesson and by using a concrete – pictorial and abstract model of learning, students understanding is deepened and stretched. The Mastery approach prepares B.G.G.S students to be confident and resilient problem solvers and this is an excellent foundation for success in GCSE Mathematics.
Year 7
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 
Spring 
(Units 9, 10 & 12 will be studied in Year 8) 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 
Summer 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 End of Year written exam covering all the topics done in year 7 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
Year 8
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. 
Spring 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. 
Summer 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. End of Year written exam covering all topics learnt in year 7 and year 8. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
Year 9
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 
Spring 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 
Summer 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 End of year written test covering all topics learnt in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
GCSE Foundation Tier
Year 10
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Spring 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Summer 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
Year 11
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Spring 

Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Summer 

Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths.

ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests and mock exams. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
GCSE Higher Tier
Year 10
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Spring 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Summer 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and DIRT t task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. End of Year written exam covering all the topics learned from year 7 to Year 10 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
Year 11
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Spring 

Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam 
Summer 

.Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests and mock exams. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
A Level
Year 12
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 

Autumn 
Pure

Applied

All students are assessed every 23 weeks at the end of each topic via end of chapter tests. Students will also be examined at the end of each term on the previous terms work. 
Spring 



Summer 


At the end of year 12 all students will sit a mock AS paper based on all the work from year 12. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either questions from the text book or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help

Year 13
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 

Autumn 
Pure

Applied

All All students are assessed every 23 weeks at the end of each topic via end of chapter tests. Students will also be examined at the end of each term on the previous terms work. 
Spring 


Students will take a mock exam as calendared by the school 
Summer 


Various preparatory mock exams

ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either questions from the text book or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help

Resit GCSE Mathematics
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 

·Initial Test ·Progress Test 1 & Review Progress Test 2 & Review Full GCSE November Paper (Pearson) for some students 
Spring 


Summer 


ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either worksheet questions from the lesson or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help

How we assess what your child has been taught
MATHS 

How will classwork be marked/ monitored/ graded/ selfassessed? 
KS3 & KS4 
Maths books will be monitored at least once every three weeks. Comments may be written. Once per half term a yellow sticker will be stuck in student books with comments on what went well and targets to improve further. A working at grade will also be recorded. Pupils are expected to self and peer mark class work and do corrections – all in green pen 
KS5 
Classwork is monitored and checked during lessons. Students take responsibility for peerassessing and selfassessing their own work. 

What classwork will be marked? 
KS3 & KS4 
All classwork will be seen. Selected work will be marked fully. This might be exam questions or specific problemsolving questions 
KS5 
Problem Solving questions and Examination questions 

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Students are given time in Maths lessons to respond to feedback, complete corrections and do any improvements in green pen. Students also complete a DIRT task every term after an assessment to reflect on their assessments 
How will Homework be marked/ monitored/ graded? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Homework is checked when it is due in. It is marked with the books. Homework is often peerassessed or selfassessed to develop student’s independence and encourage them to take responsibility for their work. Online tasks using Mathswatch, Method Maths or Mymaths are marked and graded online 
What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Exam style questions or full tests. Tests at the end of topics or at the end of every half term In year 9 and 10 external Award exams and Functional Skills exam Tests during school exam season. 