As a student attending a mathematics lesson at Temple Moor High School you can expect to be surprised. For one lesson you may be playing angles football within a classroom, for another you may be creating a rap to do with circles. Alternatively, you could be working independently in the maths break out area or using one of the eight interactive whiteboards. The variety of challenging tasks you may face will always serve to progress your learning and enjoyment of such an important subject. Combined with this the maths you learn in the classroom will be made relevant to real life.
Key Stage 3:
In Year 7 students’ learning is predominantly skills based and tests all the knowledge they have brought with them and extends it to a higher level. Students will study all the key topics, such as Algebra, Shape and Space, Number and Data Handling at Temple Moor. The Year 8 syllabus continues to build on the skills learned in Year 7. The programme of study in both years is designed to prepare the students fully for the GCSE course they will undertake in Key Stage 4. In both Year 7 and Year 8, students who need a greater amount of support are given catch-up maths lessons and designated intervention time to enable them to improve basic skills.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 courses at Temple Moor begin in Year 9, where students will begin to practise skills needed for a GCSE in mathematics. Students spend Years 9 – 11 studying the whole GCSE course ready for their exam at the end of Year 11. Students study a personalised programme of learning designed to suit their capability in mathematics.
Key Stage 5/Sixth Form
The mathematics faculty have within their team a number of specialist teachers at Key Stage 5, who provide a broad range of skills to our students, to enable those who choose ‘As’ or ‘A’ Level Mathematics to achieve in their examinations. The subject is one of the most difficult within the Key Stage 5 options and yet year on year more students are taking the subject as a desired option. We teach students with a wide range of ability across these subject areas and aim to enable students to achieve their potential, with the vast majority going on to further education after leaving us.
With all that said, if you don’t get enough maths in the classroom you are welcome to join in a number of enrichment activities that the maths faculty offer. You could attend Chess Club, sign up for the railway museum trip, get involved with fantasy football or attend a number of booster sessions to help you fulfil your potential.
All of these learning opportunities have led to the school achieving record results, both across the school and in mathematics. As a faculty we perform above national standards ensuring that all children have the opportunity to succeed and go on to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students access a range of qualifications and can choose to go onto study A Level mathematics.