Whilst we know and understand that learners come to Southbrook with many different experiences, abilities and emotions towards learning maths, as a department we encourage a growth mindset with the aim that all pupils will enjoy and thrive in the subject.
Our use a variety of resources, tools and methods to learn and make progress in maths. We recognise that each pupil will have a unique learning journey, supported through skilled, imaginative, creative and differentiated teaching and learning, so that every pupil leaves Southbrook having met their full potential and are as prepared as possible for the next stage of their lives.
Maths lessons also provide pupils with the opportunity to develop reasoning, sequencing, problem solving and coordination skills as well as something they can enjoy doing because it’s just fun to do!
At the start of year 7 we baseline numeracy skills using the Sandwell Numeracy Assessment. We re-test at the end of year 9 and 11 as a way of reflecting and monitoring more globally a student’s progress through the key stages.
KS4 follows a more formal structure since all students will follow the AQA Entry Level Certificate, which has a modular structure. We also offer accreditation through Edexcel Entry Level Functional Skills and GCSE.