During Year 9 you will follow our Mathematics mastery curriculum. Our AUEA Mathematics teaching and learning has a central focus on problem solving. Adding meaningful and real-life application to ideas, which may otherwise appear quite abstract. Through enrichment days and contextualisation, you will engage in activities that develop deep conceptual understanding needed for using Mathematics in everyday lives.
Lessons begin with looking at where the Mathematics fits in the ‘big picture’ and draws connections not only between topics but also across different curriculum's. The scheme of learning for mathematics aims to ensure that you are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. Teachers will offer support and encouragement to students for whom mathematics sometimes proves challenging. You will be encouraged to think and reason confidently, logically and independently in a caring learning environment.
Teachers will use assessment for learning techniques such as mini whiteboards and Red/Amber/Green cards throughout all lessons to learn about your needs. The curriculum starts with the fundamentals of Mathematics and the classroom setup will allow you to have the opportunity to grapple with problems that you do not yet know how to solve. Your teachers will set tasks that challenge and stretch preferably by doing more rigorous questions on current topics, rather than covering syllabus content very rapidly. This encourages you to think like mathematicians rather than prioritising speed.
The Scheme of learning follows the National Curriculum guidelines with the acquiring knowledge in the following topic areas:
- Geometry and Measures
- Ratio and Proportion and Rates of Change
- Probability and Statistics.
Through the study of Mathematics there are many career pathways which are available to students including going onto University to study for a degree in Mathematics, Dentistry, Medicine, Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Project Management, Optometry and Sports Science. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many other financially rewarding career choices which can be made following the completion of the qualification.