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The Norwood School

Maths

In Maths, pupils study the national curriculum topics of number, geometry, data handling and algebra. We encourage high levels of thinking skills and pupils undertake regular investigative tasks to develop higher order thinking. We also strive to make maths relevant to pupils’ everyday lives and six times a year pupils will take part in immersion days which highlight the use of maths in different fields.

After an initial assessment, year 7 are set in to ability groups in Maths to ensure that they are learning the most appropriate content. All pupils are expected to make minimum progress to level 5 by year 9, but most exceed this and achieve a much higher level. The majority of pupils study for the higher mathematics GCSE. Students who are performing well in year 10 have the option to study GSCE Statistics.