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18/07/24

HASU Sports Day📅 Who is going to win today?? pic.twitter.com/H1jMhDqmv1

12/07/24

A group of our Y7 and Y8 students visited the University of Roehampton yesterday for a workshop entitled “Powering Transformation”, hosted by the Talent Foundry and sponsored by Dell Technologies.#educationalvisit pic.twitter.com/D2oWjdJ4H0

03/07/24

Our newest HASU students look very happy during the lunch break. 😁All smiles, lots of chatting and making friendships.#year7 pic.twitter.com/tC2lbR3Fmf

03/07/24

We are so excited to welcome our new Y7 students at HASU. Lots awaits them today during their Transition Day. pic.twitter.com/jE8KImGe7x

02/07/24

Supporting our FINALIST at the Enterprise Challenge. The team worked incredibly hard formulating their brand of sauce. The judges were impressed by their brand, prototype & accompanying tortilla chips! Off to the final on 17th July 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/sbpvGJzyLn

28/06/24

What a fantastic success for our students at London Youth Games! 👏🏓Very well done girls! You did amazingly well and we are very proud of your achievement! https://t.co/EAiiN6Kr8g

26/06/24

VictoriasVoices Academy is coming to HASU.🎼🎶Book your space to get a vocal and performance training or visit the website to find out more about it.https://t.co/B1gFDX5QuH pic.twitter.com/FAxO1tQ93r

23/06/24

The 2023-2024 UK Championships Division Finalists HASU Robotics 451 (22593) “Hasuuuuuuuuuuu!” Next stop 🇬🇧🥇 watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/3L5HPvgEk3

23/06/24

Super proud of HASU ROBOTICS UK 451 (22593) ending the day as Division Finalists Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season. Next stop watch this space 👀🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/a5vdLql0Jr

23/06/24

Feeling incredibly honoured and blessed to receive the Compass Award! 🧭 This award celebrates leadership, dedication, and the spirit of FIRST. I couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of my amazing team colleagues, and the FIRST community pic.twitter.com/wCuHujXxFM

23/06/24

I am deeply grateful to for giving me the opportunity to support and emcee at the UK Champs. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many passionate young people, teachers, mentors, and coaches along the way. It really is “ROBOTS!!” 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Yickyt6lOp

21/06/24

Good luck to our team who are today at UK Champs ! 🍀 https://t.co/AeUY88jMgQ

20/06/24

HASU Robotics Team UK 451 (22593) leaving the building ready to take on National Championships at Cambridge University. Watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/qT0N0dFdSm

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) in our Robotics Lab today! its more than robots. pic.twitter.com/SURcjj7bpF

19/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) online today with Legendary Referee talking all things robots! A massive Thank you to Andy. pic.twitter.com/xXksXgl4uv

19/06/24

Reading for pic.twitter.com/N8et8eTvKU

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS TEAM UK-451 Global 22593 Getting ready for Nationals 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/AjSgJog91L

13/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS Society unboxing banners and pull ups in preparation for Nationals 🇬🇧 We cant wait to welcome you to our Academy on one of our Open days. Make sure you come and say hi 📷 pic.twitter.com/18c6t5oxzO

12/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

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Maths

What is Maths? 

Mathematics is the science and study of number, structure, space, change and statistics. It is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries. In maths, students learn to solve problems through abstraction and logical reasoning. Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences. 

Why do we teach Maths at HASU? 

At Harris Academy Sutton our maths curriculum aims to develop students’ mathematical confidence allowing them to become resilient learners who can solve a range of complex problems. We believe that students deserve a creative and ambitious mathematics curriculum that is rich in skills and filled with opportunities to ignite curiosity. We seek to expose them to the importance of mathematics through a universal language which underpins many other areas of the curriculum. Mathematics at Harris Academy Sutton gives students opportunities to become fluent in the fundamental concepts, reason mathematically and build resilience.

How do we teach Maths at HASU? 

The maths curriculum at Harris Academy Sutton draws on the interconnected nature of mathematics. Topics are interweaved at every opportunity. Our spiralling curriculum bases future teaching on previously taught building blocks which allows students to deepen their understanding, frequently revisit content and apply their mathematical knowledge to a variety of new contexts. We carefully vary the practice questions so that mechanical repetition is avoided, and critical thinking is required. We believe that frequent and efficient retrieval of key facts and procedures will allow students the fluency and flexibility to move freely between different contexts. Students will be able to connect new ideas to concepts that have already been understood and hence draw out any misconceptions that could occur.

Each maths lesson is designed to fully challenge students while still being accessible to all through differentiated teacher support. Every lesson is carefully planned by the individual teacher, allowing them to implement their own teaching styles and tailor the content of the lesson to the specific class in front of them.  Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills are developed in every lesson. Maths lessons will feature clear modelling, class discussions, assessment, and independent practice. Students will also use calculators regularly in lessons so that they become highly competent at using them effectively.

At each stage of their education, we aim to develop resilient and knowledgeable mathematicians who are well prepared for the challenges of the next stage of their mathematics journey. 

How does Maths change at HASU at Key Stage 4? 

At Key Stage 4, students study the AQA exam syllabus. This focuses on three key assessment objectives: mathematical fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired throughout Key Stage 3 in more complex and sophisticated ways, while also learning a wide range of exciting new topics.

Our curriculum is structured to expose students to the full content of the specification over two years, with the frequent revisiting of the five key strands: number, algebra, ratio and proportion, geometry and statics and probability. In each discipline, students will understand the mathematical processes, apply these to non-routine problems, and reason and argue mathematically. As the course progresses, students will become more confident and resilient problem solvers.

Students will also be formally introduced to GCSE exam style questions and will have the opportunity to develop their exam techniques including common errors and misconceptions, layout and workings, checking answers, mastering using a calculator, command words and how to tackle wordy questions. 

What exam board do we study at Key Stage 4? 

Students studying Maths at HASU follow the AQA GCSE Mathematics (8300) Specification.

This specification can be found here.  

At HASU we strive to ensure that students not only see the importance of mathematics education but also find a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about it!