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Experiential Learning

Some of our pupils enjoy hands on experiential learning of mathematical concepts such as large/small , heavy/light etc. They also gain an understanding of number through experiencing quantities and counting sets of objects. All of our pupils cover the National Curriculum in a way that is meaningful and appropriate to their abilities. 

We use augumentative communications sytems, software and Powerpoints to engage pupils and make meathematics meaningful. 

Formal Mathematics

At Hill Park school we offer opportunities for students to gain OCR Functional Skills qualifications at Entry level 1, 2 and 3 that meet the Functional Skills criteria approved by Ofqual. A key aim for Functional Skills mathematics specifications is that they enable the student to gain confidence and fluency in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics. Students will convey their confidence in using mathematics when they can demonstrate a sound grasp of mathematical knowledge and skills and apply it to solve mathematical problems. 

Purpose of Entry Level Functional Skills in Mathematics: 

  • To demonstrate a sound grasp of the underpinning skills and basics of mathematical skills appropriate to the level, and the ability to apply mathematical thinking to solve simple problems in familiar situations. 



Our qualification enables students to: 

  • Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of fundamental mathematical methods and concepts 

  • Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems 

  • Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions 

  • Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context. 

We have also started offering Functional Skills at Level 1 and 2; these qualifications are suitable for students who wish to be recognised for their achievement of a wide range of mathematical skills for use in everyday life. 

They enable students to: 

  • Develop an understanding of functional skills in maths at Level 1 and 2 

  • Develop their skills and competences in maths 

  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification 

  • Prepare for employment 

  • Progress to further study. 





For further information: 

  • Department of Education - Subject content functional skills: mathematics 

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS - MATHS ENTRY LEVEL 1, 2 AND 3 08845/08846/08847 LEVEL 1 AND 2 08848/08849 Mapping current to new qualification 

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