Maths

The mathematics department is striving to fulfil the potential of all pupils enabling them to become confident problem solvers and have the ability to use their skills in the world beyond Sandbach High School.

Each year group is divided into two equal ability populations. In Year 7 and 8 students in each population are set into two tiers of mixed ability classes.  In Mathematics students receive 7 x 1 hour lessons per fortnight in years 7 and 8.

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.

Homework is set weekly using a combination of written tasks and the Hegarty Maths website.

Each year group is divided into two equal ability populations and students are then set within these based on ability. We follow the Edexcel syllabus to GCSE. We also offer GCSE Statistics as an option.

The GCSE course commences in Year 9. At this stage students receive 7 x 1 hours per fortnight and this increases to 8 per fortnight in years 10 and 11.

Homework is set weekly using a combination of written tasks and the Hegarty Maths website.

We follow the Edexcel A level course. This consists of units in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

The Further Mathematics A level includes Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics, as well as Decision Mathematics.

We also offer a 1 year course in Core Mathematics. This is appropriate for a wider ability range and is made up of real world applications of mathematics.

All Key Stage 5 students receive 10 hours of lessons per fortnight and we expect this to be combined with a significant amount of private study.

Two weekly Maths Clinics for each of Key Stage 3 and 4.

Weekly Maths Clinic for Key Stage 5.

Weekly puzzle club.

Weekly A level Maths Club.