Mathematics
Mathematics
Our aim is to motivate, inspire and equip students to achieve their mathematical potential. We provide outstanding teaching and learning that enhances students’ enjoyment, confidence, attainment and progress in Mathematics.
Staff
Mr S Ahmad | Head of Mathematics |
Mr T Hemissi | Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Maths |
Miss J McGregor | Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Maths |
Mr A Ahmad | Teacher of Mathematics |
Miss C Butterworth | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr G Eldridge | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr P Hammond | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mrs C Howarth | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mrs Z Khattak | Teacher of Mathematics |
Miss R Le Mottee | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr A Lewis | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr N Makin | Teacher of Mathematics |
Miss S Milne | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr S Walsh | Teacher of Mathematics |
Mr Y Hussain | Teacher of Mathematics |
Key Stage Three
Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9) is about broadening our students’ knowledge within the stands of ‘fluency, problem solving and reasoning.’ This is achieved through exploring aspects of each strand in a greater depth to gain a better understanding of the underpinning topics of mathematics.
Throughout the course of Key Stage Three Mathematics at Unity College, students acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare them for the wider world and provide them with the foundations required to start their Key Stage Four journey.
Year 7
In year 7, students build on prior mathematical knowledge in numbers and the number system, algebra, ratio and proportion and geometry. Students develop their reasoning skills through challenging problems written in unfamiliar contexts. Lessons will synthesize core learning with previously learned material that extends where appropriate.
Year 8
During Year 8, students build up knowledge learned at Key Stage Two and during Year 7, in numbers and the number system algebra, radio and proportion and geometry. Students develop their reasoning skills through challenging problems written in unfamiliar contexts. Lessons will synthesize core learning with previously learned material that extends where appropriate.
Year 9
During Year 9, students build upon knowledge learned in previous years, in numbers and the number system, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry and probability. Students develop their reasoning skills through challenging problems written in unfamiliar contexts. Lessons will synthesize core learning with previously learned material that extends where appropriate, whilst learning to become increasingly independent, demonstrating application on concepts learned.
Key Stage Four
Students at Unity College study the Edexcel (Pearson) GCSE in Mathematics at Higher or Foundation tier. Pearson’s GCSE (graded 9 – 1) in Mathematics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards mathematics and to recognise the importance of mathematics in their own lives and to society. It also provides a strong mathematical foundation for learners who go on to study mathematics at a higher level, post-16.
The Pearson GCSE emphasises and encourages:
- Sound understanding of concepts
- Fluency in procedural skill
- Competency to apply mathematical skills in a range of contexts
- Confidence in mathematical problem solving