Holy Cross is a Catholic High School established by the Catholic Community of the Chorley Deanery.
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Here at Holy Cross we have an extensive curriculum which is built around key stage 3 and key stage 4.
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Our vision is to inspire, encourage and motivate pupils to appreciate and value the importance of mathematics. Pupils will enjoy coming to maths lessons and leave Holy Cross having achieved their potential.
Our mission is to develop in pupils:
During maths lessons, pupils should:
The department has a suite of six rooms, each of which contains a projector screen, mini whiteboards and a variety of other resources to enhance pupils’ learning. We subscribe to the ‘MyMaths’ and ‘MathsWatch’ websites to enhance learning opportunities both in school and at home. Pupils are expected to regularly access the wealth of resources at home from these sites.
In years 7 – 10 pupils follow a scheme of work based on stages. The stage on which pupils begin depends upon their KS2 SATs result, CAT scores and assessment results throughout each year. The curriculum is divided into 32 topic areas. Not all topic areas are covered in every stage. The topic areas covered at each stage is as follows;
In year 11 pupils follow the GCSE AQA course. Further information can be found on the ‘AQA All About Maths’ website. For more information about the SOW please contact Mrs Coyle.
In years 7 – 10 pupils complete topic based assessments at the end of each topic area. Pupils also complete a Progress Test towards the end of the summer term based on the topics they have been covering in lessons.
In Year 11 pupils complete a mock exam in December and another in March.
Pupils are given verbal and written feedback and guidance on how to improve their results. Learning within lessons is continually reviewed and modified to cater to the needs of individual pupils as appropriate. We use many AFL techniques in lessons to carefully assess pupils and give instant feedback. Assessment results, together with homework and classwork evaluations are used to inform the setting of pupils.
Myles Standish Way Chorley, Lancashire PR7 3LS Tel:
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