Walton High

Curriculum

Overview of Walton High’s curriculum

Maths

Welcome to the Walton High Maths Curriculum Page

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that is essential to everyday life. It is critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. The study of mathematics provides a foundation for understanding the world and making a positive contribution to society. 

At Walton High we want our students to be functionally numerate, to reason mathematically and to apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in a variety of contexts. Through exciting and challenging learning opportunities we hope to instil in our students an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics and a sense of curiosity and enjoyment about the subject.

Key Stage 3

At Walton High Key Stage 3 Mathematics is a two year programme whose aim is to provide students with numerical and basic algebraic fluency together with a foundation in solving problems in mathematical and non-mathematical contexts.
For further information about the transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 mathematics, the essential knowledge that we expect students to have at this level and the changes in the 2014 curriculum please see the presentation from the Year 7 information evening. 

Key Stage 4

At Walton High we follow a 3-year Key Stage 4 programme using AQA’s new Mathematics GCSE. Each student follows either a ‘Foundation’ or ‘Higher’ pathway, depending upon which one will allow the best level of progress for that student.

The content of the course is organised into broad topic areas, the weightings of which are set out in the table below.

 


Topic Area

Foundation Tier (%)

Higher Tier (%)

Number

25

15

Algebra

20

30

Ratio

25

20

Geometry

15

20

Probability and Statistics

15

15

 

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