Meols Cop High School

Meols Cop High School

Brokering Aspirations

  1. Academic
  2. Curriculum
  3. Mathematics

Introduction 

The aim of the mathematics as a subject is to encourage and develop mathematical independence, providing all pupils with the functional skills essential for everyday life. We believe in promoting an understanding of mathematical concepts, employing a problem solving approach and interleaving to develop transferable skills such as reasoning and communication and fostering an appreciation of mathematics as a creative and beautiful subject. Our curriculum promotes ideas of mathematical mastery and fluency between topics areas.

Subject Leader: Miss B Kearns 

Teachers: Miss C Benson, Miss L Compton, Ms F Diamond, Mr G Owers, Miss G Pilkington, Miss S White, Mrs A Witterick 

Mission Statement



 Here are a few things you might want to know: 

  • Students in year 7 have 4 hours of maths every week 
  • We have 10 maths teachers across the department and an intervention teacher who supports KS3 and KS4
  • Every year group receives homework weekly, these aim to consolidate mathematical skills with a Grade 1-9 in their GCSE
  • Setting - all students are sent on entry based on information from primary school. All sets are reviewed throughout the year
  • ICT - We ave access to a full set of new laptops 
  • There is extra curricular 'maths clinic' at lunchtime 
  • Opportunity to be involved in the UKMT National competition, National Cipher challenge and Merseyside Maths challenge throughout the year. 

 

All students will study mathematics at key stage 3 and key stage 4.  In Key stage 4 students complete the Pearson GCSE mathematics course.

 

How do you push your high flyers? 

Higher level of questioning and depth in Mastery style lessons for KS3. " Challenge" Homework Questions and UKMT competition for year 7 to 10 with Merseyside Maths challenges throughout the year. 

If someone struggles what do you do to help? 

Practice, practice, practice is the key for us. Our curriculum design support all learners. Students may also be selected for intervention sessions focusing on fundamental mathematical concepts. 

All students will study mathematics at key stage 3 and key stage 4.  In Key stage 4 students complete the Pearson GCSE mathematics course.

Click here to view the Curriculum Map 

Mathematics curriculum at Meols Cop High School complies with the Equality Act 2010, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and is accessible for pupil with SEND. Click here to view the SEND Policy. 

Updated December 2021