Loreto College St Albans

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November / December 2023 - Year 11 Mock Exam Guidance

topic list year 11 december 2023 maths.pdf



We aim to create the very best Mathematicians at Loreto College. We challenge students to think, act and speak like those working in the field would. We do this by quality teaching which ensures students understand underlying Mathematical principles and can apply them in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. We teach content in its totality and constantly refer to the ‘why’ questions, encouraging students to make connections between ideas and topics.

Our curriculum at Loreto College goes far beyond what is taught in lessons, for whilst we want students to achieve the best examination results, we believe our curriculum goes beyond what is examinable. As a department we offer opportunities for individual and team competition through the UKMT in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12/13 and the Hertfordshire University Masterclasses in year 9. KS5 students also have access to an insight to study this subject at University by attending the maths lecture enrichment at the Institute of Education.

Our Mathematics curriculum forms a backbone to our vision statement. Examples of how our curriculum supports this are by providing real stretch and challenge and opportunities for collaborative thinking, being reflective in their approach as mathematicians and showing a high level of citizenship towards others. Students are explicitly taught strategies to solve problems and are encouraged by teacher modelling to be able to express themselves in Mathematical language. As a knowledge engaged curriculum, we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills; both are entwined. As a department we define the powerful knowledge our students need and help them recall it by use of topic checklists. Students have individual workbooks for recording model solutions and engage in regular diagnostic quizzes through MyMaths. The six main areas of number, algebra, ratio, geometry, probability, and statistics are taught across several cycles. Each time students revisit an area, they are exposed to more complex content, building on what they have already learnt. We ensure the level of challenge is high enough for the most able, with scaffold and support available for students who need it. As a result, by equipping students with the tools to be an outstanding mathematician we are also providing more opportunities to be successful at sixth form, university and beyond.

Maths Curriculum Maps