Head of Faculty: Mrs C V Frodsham
Throughout their time at Kirkby High School students are taught Mathematics in ability groups. Teaching focuses developing the key skills of numeracy in a variety of contexts.
In Key Stage 3 (Year 79) students have 4 hours per week and home learning tasks are set on a weekly basis. Home learning tasks will consist of either paper homework or mathswatch homework set electronically.
Assessments are completed every half term to track and monitor the progress of students. Feedback is provided to students in terms of the skills they are working towards or have mastered. Targets for further improvement are then shared with students.
Students in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Mathematics are working towards one GCSE qualification. They follow the Edexcel exam board with specification code 1MA1. They will be awarded a grade 19 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11. In Key Stage 4 students have 4 lessons per week in band A and 3 lesson per week in band V and home learning tasks are set on a weekly basis. Assessments to track progress are set regularly throughout each half term. With feedback being related to GCSE criteria to highlight areas of strength and development throughout the course.
Throughout their time at Kirkby Hall, student are taught the following key skills:
Use and apply standard techniques
Students should be able to:
 accurately recall facts, terminology and definitions
 use and interpret notation correctly
 accurately carry out routine procedures or set tasks requiring multistep solutions
Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically
Students should be able to:
 make deductions, inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical information
 construct chains of reasoning to achieve a given result
 interpret and communicate information accurately
 present arguments and proofs
 assess the validity of an argument and critically evaluate a given way of presenting information
Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts
Students should be able to:
 translate problems in mathematical or nonmathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes
 make and use connections between different parts of mathematics
 interpret results in the context of the given problem
 evaluate methods used and results obtained
 evaluate solutions to identify how they may have been affected by assumptions made
Overview of the Mathematics Curriculum
The general topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the table below. However please be aware that topics may change in accordance with pupil ability:
Year  Autumn 1  Autumn 2  Spring 1  Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2 
7  Numbers and the number systemCounting and comparingChecking, approximating and estimatingCalculating: division.

Visualising and construction 2d and 3d shapes.Using geometric notation to compare shapes.Algebraic proficiency  Exploring and calculating fractions, decimals and percentagesProportional reasoningIdentifying patterns in numbers  Measurements of length, mass, volume and time Calculating fractions, decimals and percentagesInvestigating properties of shapesInvestigating anglesVisualising and constructing
Calculating space 
Investigating properties of shapesInvestigating anglesAlgebraic proficiencySpotting patterns
Mathematical movement 
Measuring and calculating spaceMeasuring dataAlgebraic proficiency

8  Numbers and the number systemCounting and comparingCalculating with numbers.  Visualising and construction 2d and 3d shapes.Investigating properties of shapeAlgebraic proficiencyExploring fractions, decimals and percentages

Proportional reasoningSequences of numbersMeasurements of length, mass, volume and timeInvestigating angles
Fractions, decimals and percentages 
Solving equations and inequalities.Calculating space know and apply formulae to calculate area, surface area and volume  EstimationMathematical movement, solve geometrical problems.  Presentation of data.Displaying data.Algebraic proficiency 
9  Numbers and the number systemCounting and comparingCalculating with numbers.  Visualising and constructing  ProbabilityAlgebraic proficiency  Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages.Proportional reasoningPattern sequences Investigating angles  Calculating fractions, decimals and percentagesInvestigating properties of shapesSolving equations and inequalitiesAlgebraic proficiency
Calculating space 
Algebraic proficiencyProbabilityPresentation of dataInterpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets 
10  Numbers and the number systemCounting and comparingCalculating with numbers.Algebraic proficiency

Algebraic proficiencyData collection and displaying data  Exploring and calculating fractions, decimals and percentagesEquations and inequalities  Number sequencesSolve geometrical problems.  Statistics and sampling. Area and volume.  Real life graphs, straight line graphs.transformations 
11  RatioProportionPythagoras theorem  Trigonometryprobability  Multiplicative reasoningPlans and elevationsConstructions, loci and bearings  Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising Quadratic equations: graphs Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres  Fractions and reciprocals Indices and standard form Similarity and congruence in 2D  Vectors Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations 
Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications
The specification code for GCSE Mathematics is 1MA1. Please click here to view the specification.
Additional Information
Maths revision sessions are held every Thursday for year 11 pupils from 2:55pm to 3:55pm.
Maths lunch clubs are as follows:
Monday KS4/KS3 Homework Club
Wednesday KS3 Numeracy Club
Tuesday and Thursday Maths Games Club
Mathematically gifted pupils are entered for the UK Maths Trust national completion.
Teaching Staff
Mrs C V Frodsham  Head of Faculty 
MS L Gee  2^{nd} in Faculty 
Mr G Frodsham  Mathematics Teacher with responsibility 
Miss L Morrin  Mathematics Teacher/Head of year 9 
Mr A Brophy  Mathematics Teacher/Head of year 11 
Miss A Mather  Mathematics Teacher 
Mrs M Turner  Mathematics Teacher/ Assistant Head 
Mrs P McKendrick  Mathematics Teacher/ Deputy Head 
Mr E Valentine  Mathematics Teacher/Intervention 
Mr J Wallace  Mathematics Teacher/Intervention 