We want our students to find Mathematics interesting and enjoyable. Our aim is to challenge students to independently think about their approach to problems in a way that encourages clarity of thought, logical thinking, creativity and rigour. We strive to give students the confidence and skills to look at the world beyond the classroom, and how the wider applications of Mathematics impact on everyday life.
The Mathematics Department comprises a team of specialists, all of whom have a passion for the subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm with their students. As Mathematics is a core subject, all students are taught Mathematics in sets from KS3 through to GCSE. Many students successfully sit A-Level Mathematics, and we support students who aspire to study Mathematics in Higher Education.
Clearly an understanding of mathematics is vital to provide the numeracy skills to allow us to get by in everyday life. On another level, there is an inherent beauty and wonder in mathematics which students have the opportunity to discover.
All mathematics rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards which allow access to a range of resources including the internet.
Pupils are expected to approximately one substantial piece of homework a week, taking up a minimum of 30 minutes. Students can also be set additional assessment in the form of an online homework task by logging on to the MyMaths website which we subscribe to.