Please view our curriculum plan, which is available in the attachments section on this page. Our curriculum plan gives details of the course content throughout the academic year, the associated examination board and online resources.
“Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.” (NC 2014) At Newmarket Academy we want students to share our love and passion for Mathematics. Being able to form links between topics and successfully solve problems and apply their knowledge to a range of scenarios. We want students to see the value and importance of mathematics and leave the academy having being encourages to study mathematics based subjects post-16. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum enhances an understanding of concepts such as, calculation, geometry, and statistics, whilst also ensuring that connections are made with life outside of school – we embrace the importance of functional Mathematics in everyday life situations. Our curriculum is designed so that students spend time developing their literacy skills and building resilience through individual and collaborative activities. This enables them to articulate ideas more effectively, extend knowledge, broaden problem solving skills, and reason with greater success.
Where students decide to finish their mathematical studies at 16 we want to ensure that they have the mathematical skills and knowledge to support them for the next stages of their life. This means all students should be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics with the ability to recall and apply their knowledge. They should be able to reason mathematically, effectively communicating their arguments and they can use their mathematical skills to solve problems. Most importantly we want them to leave with a positive impression and understanding the value of the subject. To support this, we are committed to providing students with a curriculum which interests and challenges. While also providing an environment in which students can develop their resilience and love of the subject through their positive experience, which they can apply in educational, real life and practical contexts. We also offer opportunities for all students to explore and apply mathematics outside of the classroom.
We embrace not only the interconnectedness of the different topics, but also between different subjects, including Art, Technology, and Science. Our art makes use of patterns that in turn are borrowed from nature, our recipes rely on measurements, and understanding relationships is paramount in the field of science. Helping students see how the world is connected helps promote a deep level of understanding, which results in greater success in exams, chosen vocations, and more importantly, life.