In Mathematics students are encouraged to appreciate relationships in Maths, to reason logically, classify, generalise, justify and prove statements. Additionally students are encouraged to apply a variety of maths skills to real life problems (functional skills). In seeking to achieve these ends, regular use will be made of the school’s computing facilities. As the skills are developed to explore mathematical ideas so a firm foundation will be laid for further studies in this subject.
Key Stage 3
In years 7, 8 and 9 students study a range of skills split into four areas :-
We expect students to consolidate and extend their mathematical skills using a wide range of resources to ensure the high expectation of their progress is exceeded. This gives students a solid platform for the work they do in Key Stages 4 and 5.
Key Stage 4
Students have the opportunity to build on the excellent foundation provided in Key Stage 3 and tackle with confidence the whole mathematical syllabus.
Mathematics is compulsory at GCSE level and is offered at AS Level as an option subject in year 10 and 11.
Key Stage 5
Mathematics and Further Maths is available at A-level and enables students to really study in depth some of the core maths skills at a higher level. Problem solving, logical thinking and mathematical reasoning are key elements of these courses.