The Mathematics Department seeks to promote the understanding, enjoyment and enthusiasm of mathematics. We aim to provide students with skills and confidence in the use of mathematical techniques, and to prepare students for a world where numerical skills are essential.
Director of Maths:
Mr D Costley
Assistant Curriculum Leader:
Mr G Yates
Mr L Austin, Miss T Franklin-Clifford, Mrs C Harper.
Key Stage 3:
From September 2014, the new KS3 Mathematics curriculum will be broken down into 6 aspects:
- Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change
- Geometry & Measures
Through the teaching of these topics, we aim for our students to become confident and fluent in the fundamental skills of Mathematics. Using the practice of increasingly complex problems to develop their understanding, recall, knowledge & application, students will demonstrate their skills both rapidly and accurately. Our students are expected to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and developing their own arguments, justification and proof, using Mathematical language and notation. Students will also be able to solve problems by applying their Mathematics to a variety of problems and real life situations with increasing confidence.
Key Stage 4:
GCSE Mathematics - EDEXCEL:
Students studying Key Stage 4 Mathematics will cover 4 main areas including: Number, Shape, Data and Algebra. Students will also engage in problem solving and investigative activities linked to real world problems and situations relevant to everyday life. Students will be given excellent opportunities to achieve the highest possible grades in the GCSE, with our proportion of students sitting the higher paper increasing year by year. The course will be formally assessed at the end of Year 11 by means of 2 examination papers based on calculator and non-calculator skills. Support is available to students throughout the 2 year course and includes weekly after school revision sessions for all tiers and intervention using resources from the SIGMA suite. Staffs are also often available at lunchtimes and after school to offer 1 to 1 support for students that request it.