Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The Mathematics department prides itself on teachers having their strengths matched with the needs of particular classes, and using these strengths to support each other’s continuing professional development.
Our aims and objectives
- Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of 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.
During Year 7 and 8 the students follow a scheme of work that contains the six main strands of Mathematics.
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
From Year 9 students start their GCSE in Mathematics which follows the Edexcel 1-9 scheme of learning. The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier.