The Mathematics Department is committed to raising the Numeracy standards of all students so that they develop familiarity and understanding of mathematical concepts, methods and vocabulary in all areas of the curriculum. We aim to equip students with the ability to think independently, to solve problems, to reason mathematically and to develop mathematical fluency.
Students are placed in ability groups from Year 7, which allows for the most able to work at a fast pace and be encouraged to think independently and the students who need more support can then work in smaller groups with help from Learning Support Assistants.
GCSE Statistics is offered as an extra qualification to the most able students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Mathematics Challenge.
Students follow a Scheme of Work based on the new National Curriculum requirements. It comprises of the following mathematical processes and applications:
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change
- Geometry and measures
The GCSE Mathematics examination is taken at Higher or Foundation level.
From 2017, GCSE Mathematics will change the way in which it is assessed and the new grade structure will run from 1 to 9. In the Higher tier, grades will be awarded from 4 to 9; in the Foundation tier, grades will be awarded from 1 to 5.
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|Mrs C Eckworth||Subject Leader||d.eckworth|
|Mrs L Fowles||Assistant Subject Leader||l.fowles|
|Mr N Barrett||Head of Year 11, Mathematics Teacher||n.barrett|
|Miss K Kennard||Head of Year 8, Mathematics Teacher||k.Kennard|
|Mr C James||Head of Year 10, Mathematics Teacher||c.james|
|Mrs K Lewry||Mathematics Teacher||k.lewry|
|Mr D Bohannan||Mathematics Teacher||d.bohannan|
|Mr J Harvey||Deputy Head, Mathematics Teacher||j.harvey|