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The Mathematics department at OSCA consists of a dedicated team of caring professionals who are all committed to raising the attainment of ALL students by AT LEAST 3 levels from their attainment at the end of Key Stage 2
This will enable the majority of our students to achieve a minimum of a Grade C GCSE which is critical in terms of their future careers.
Mathematics is a collection of knowledge, skills and processes that will be crucial for the students to learn and master in preparation for their next steps.There is a willingness from all members of the Mathematics team to make the subject more relevant by applying this knowledge and the skills and processes to real life situations and students will be encouraged to use Mathematics to solve a range of problems throughout their time at the academy.
Throughout Key Stage 3 students will follow a programme of study relative to their prior attainment rather than their age. This will ensure that they are able to make appropriate progress towards their target grades/levels, giving them a solid foundation in preparation for Key Stage 4.
Throughout Key Stage 4 students will follow a course leading to a GCSE at either Foundation or Higher tier which may be taken either in November or June of Year 11. Many students who attempt to get their grade C on the Foundation tier in the November will be given the opportunity to progress to the Higher tier in June with a view to improving their grades
Students at both key stages will be assessed regularly and their progress continually tracked with any underachievement being addresssed by the application of any of a number of interventions we offer and liaison with parents. There will be a real focus on ensuring that students have a good understanding of the work rather than just learning and repeating a skill
We also welcome students wishing to progress to 'A' level Mathematics to join our growing sixth form.