Ethos and Overview
Tendring Technology Maths department continues to improve and develop. The new National Curriculum in Mathematics has been an exciting recent development. It encourages students to apply their mathematical skills to everyday life and uses an investigative approach to learning.
Starting on entry to the school in year 7, students are taught in tiered groups setted on ability based on thorough assessments. Student setting continues to be reviewed each term during Key Stage 3. Investigative and exploratory work is encouraged in the learning of Mathematics together with a strong emphasis on the essential algebraic, numeric and geometric skills.
Key Stage 4 begins at upper school, where students are placed in sets based upon the assessments made during Key Stage 3. Classes are continually monitored to ensure that students are placed in correct groups according to performance and ability. In the run up to exams we produce an extensive range of revision material, including past exam papers and online resources. We also offer after school revision classes and maths tutor groups designed to offer valuable advice and exam practice.
In any year, a mixture of learning activities is used, including teacher led discussions and tasks, small group investigations, use of ICT, practical projects and text book practice. To assist in our teaching, every classroom has an interactive whiteboard and bright displays. Our aim is to make mathematics as accessible and enjoyable as possible for all our students through the use of a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles.
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For KS5 Maths we use the following websites/social media groups:
Integral Maths (integralmaths.org)
TTC Maths Year 12
TTC Maths Year 13