Maths at Bradford Forster Academy
Through teaching with excellence and modelling exemplary behaviour, the mathematics department strives to challenge, motivate, and inspire greatness in our students enabling them to become outstanding and ambitious mathematicians.
Our inclusive curriculum design ensures the needs of all pupils are met, regardless of their starting point or ability. We have the highest expectations for all pupils, and through quality first teaching and appropriate interventions we aim to ensure all students can succeed.
At KS3, pupils follow the White Rose Maths Hubs Mastery scheme of learning. We explore ideas, identify patterns and relationships to develop a spirit of mathematical discovery. To ensure pupils gain a deep conceptual understanding and build on prior learning, teaching methods include concrete manipulatives, before moving onto pictorial and abstract methods.
At KS4, the curriculum is differentiated for students of different mathematical abilities, ensuring that all students make excellent progress from their own starting points. Pupils will follow an appropriate route that has been carefully designed to create a learning journey in which the students regularly retrieve and build upon prior knowledge and skills and apply them to their new learning. The curriculum is designed to enable teachers to meet the needs of each individual student by stretching students beyond their comfort zone, whilst also supporting students to be confident mathematicians and problem solvers.
In partnership with our strong Christian foundations and high-quality teaching and learning practice, Maths at Bradford Forster Academy encourages students to become:
Maths is sequenced to allow students to build their knowledge and skills over time by:
Maths provides students with opportunities for them to develop the habits and skills needed to succeed in life during and after BFA by:
In achieving this, we endeavour to support our students in breaking through limited horizons and becoming confident, effective, and employable citizens within the context of the local community of BD4, Bradford and beyond