The mathematics curriculum at Fairfield High School for Girls equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical processes that allows them to compete in the global community. It is underpinned by a drive to create confident mathematicians who speak positively about their experiences of mathematics. The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for mastery, along with high challenge and high expectations for all pupils, whatever their background or whatever challenges they face. The curriculum is designed so that all pupils:
With each formal assessment we provide each pupil with detailed feedback, lesson and Home Learning time to reflect and complete next steps. This very easily allows teachers, pupils and parents/carers to accurately identify strengths and areas to focus on for future progress to be made. In Years 7 and 8, pupils complete independent Home Learning using MathsWatch where they make revision notes from instructional videos and complete interactive questions. This is to model and embed effective independent revision techniques and is linked to the topics being covered in lessons. In Year 9 to 11, Home Learning consists of a variety of resources linked to the curriculum, including the continued used of Mathswatch. Year 10 and 11 also past exam papers as part of their revision and to improve and embed exam techniques. Year 11 use PinPoint Learning as part of their home learning and reflection on mock assessments to work on their individual areas for development.
Maths Drop-In takes place once a week at lunchtime for both KS3 and KS4 pupils. This is an additional opportunity for pupils to receive help with Home Learning or complete additional study or revision. We also offer a comprehensive programme of revision support through our Period 6 sessions for Year 11. The Faculty also provides some pupils with the opportunity to compete in the UKMT Junior and Intermediate Individual Challenges.