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Mathematics

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The aim of the mathematics curriculum is to develop students' knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts of number, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability so they become fluent, are able to reason mathematically making deductions, inferences and conclusions and can solve increasingly complex problems over time. It is important that students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

Students will follow the Mastering Mathematics 11-16 for OCR GCSE, which is a 5 year scheme of work. In that time students will cover the following four main areas of mathematics: 

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability and statistics

Students work through increasingly challenging aspects of each of these areas through practising skills, developing fluency and moving onto problems solving and reasoning.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Students will study towards their GCSE through written exams. Bradfield School follows the OCR specification. 

Students will continue to develop their skills in the four main areas of mathematics and build on prior knowledge in order to enable them to: 

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.