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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

Mathematics

Mathematics is all around us, from the in-depth calculations and programming that make up the apps on your phone to calculating your weekly shop. Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential.

We are committed to ensuring that every learner is equipped with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be, and provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics

Throughout their time at Huxlow Science College, students will be following a five year scheme of learning through White Rose Maths based on the principles of mastery. This allows students to acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject by building on prior knowledge, acquiring new skills and re-evaluating the application of their knowledge as an ongoing process.

At Key Stage 4 all learners will be following the OCR GCSE specification covering all areas of Mathematics; Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Probability, Statistics, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change. This then culminates with three final exams in year 11, where ongoing support will be provided. More able students will also have the opportunity of studying Further GCSE mathematics in order to bridge the transition to A level maths.

Maths Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 (beginning KS4) Year 10 Year 11
Autumn

Sequences

Understanding algebraic notation

Ordering decimals and integers

Fractions, decimals and percentage equivalence

Proportional reasoning

Ratio and scale

Multiplying and dividing fractions

Graphs – plotting and equations of lines

Collecting and representing data

Reasoning with algebra

Straight line graphs

Forming and solving equations

Constructing 2/3d shapes

Congruency

Similarity

Congruence

Trigonometry

Algebra

Equations and inequalities

Simultaneous equations

Graphs

Gradients and lines

Non-linear graphs/using graphs

Algebra

Expanding and factorising

Changing the subject

Functions

Spring

Applications of number

Solving problems involving 4 operations

Directed number

Four operations with directed number

Fractions

Addition and subtraction

Algebraic techniques

Brackets, equations and inequalities

Sequence

Index rules

Fractions and percentages

Standard form

Number reasoning

Percentage change

Multipliers

Best buys

Reasoning with geometry

Rotations and translations

Pythagoras’ theorem

Geometry

Vectors

Working with circles

Bearings and angles

Proportion

Percentages and interest

Probability trees

Mock examinations and review

 

Summer

Lines and angles

Construction and geometric notation/reasoning

Number reasoning

Basic probability and sets

Prime numbers

Angles in polygons

Area of circles

Reflection

Data handling cycle

Averages

Reasoning with proportion

Enlargement and similarity

Solving ratio and proportion

Rates of change

Solving problems using graphs/tables and algebra

Collecting/representing and interpreting data

Using non calculator methods Indices and roots (surds)

 

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF

Mr R King - Learning Leader for Mathematics

Mr S Brewin - Assistant Learning Leader for Mathematics KS4

Mr M Coutts - Teacher of Mathematics

Ms D Graham - Teacher of Mathematics

Mr C Darnbrook - Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs J Brabant - Maths HLTA

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to find out more about the Maths curriculum, please contact Mr R King, Learning Leader for Maths