Mathematics is the most widely used subject in the world. Every career uses some sort of Maths. More importantly, doing Maths helps the mind to reason and organise complicated situations or problems into clear, simple, and logical steps.
Mathematics is a Core subject of the National Curriculum and our aim is to ensure that we foster an understanding and appreciation of Maths so students can use their skills in their everyday lives as well as essential exam success.
We deliver an extensive curriculum including:
- Using and Applying Skills
- Number and Algebra
- Shape, Space and Measure
- Handling Data
We use a variety of techniques to engage students in mathematics, including puzzles, challenges and games as well as traditional teaching.
Problem solving and critical thinking strategies are embedded into the Mathematics syllabus to develop pupils’ ability to think independently. We endeavor to help our students develop a positive attitude to mathematics and to develop their understanding in a way that promotes confidence and enjoyment.
Skills that students obtained from math:
- The ability to identify and analyze patterns
- Logic and critical thinking skills
- Ability to see relationships
- Problem solving skills
Key Stage 4
In Year 9, pupils begin working towards their GCSE and have the opportunity to build on the excellent foundation provided in Key Stage 3 and tackle with confidence the GCSE syllabus.
All students follow the Edexcel Linear program and are taught to develop both calculator and non-calculator methods and to apply their skills to real-world problems wherever possible.
In Yr 11 students are assess through two examinations of equal weighting one calculator and one non calculator exam.