Maths

We all teach across the full age and ability range up to A level, where we contribute to one or more of the A level areas. The subject areas we provide are Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanics, Decision Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Opportunity for professional development within the department is well-established and amply supported.

Our philosophy and practice is based upon collaboration and sharing resources. We have 8 Specialist rooms. 7 rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards with another having a suite of computers.

Each year group is divided into two equal ability populations. In Year 7 – 9 students in each population are set within a cluster of subjects: Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Science and ICT.  In Mathematics students receive 7 x 1 hour lessons per fortnight in years 7, 8 and 9.

The department has worked hard to develop new schemes of work that incorporate a range of teaching styles with great emphasis on the promotion of active and independent learning.

The department is very successful at KS3 and results in previous years highlight the outstanding achievement in the Key Stage.

In Years 10 and 11 the students are set purely on mathematical ability. We follow the Edexcel syllabus to GCSE. We also offer GCSE statistics as an option.
In mathematics students receive 7 x 1 hours per fortnight.

As a department we are extremely successful at GCSE.

Since September 2004 we have been following the AQA specification delivering units in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics. We do offer Further Mathematics as a 2 year course as well as a new qualification in core maths.
Maths Club for KS3

Maths Clinic for KS4

National Maths Challenges

Maths Clinic for KS5