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Mathematics

OVERVIEW

Mathematics is fundamental to life in the sense that its unique language and forms of notation help us to calculate, estimate and problem-solve. It also informs many of the choices and decisions we make about real-life issues and challenges and the actions that we subsequently take. Through engagement with issues which have current and future relevance to young people, teachers can help pupils to see the relevance of mathematics and financial capability to real life

 

MEET THE STAFF

Mrs. V. Keown

Mrs. B. Butler

Mrs. A. Campbell

Mrs. V. Fulton

Mr. S. McCann

Mrs. N. Stevenson

AIMS

To provide courses of study in mathematics which;

  • Are suited to the ranges of mathematical ability of all pupils in the school
  • Are directed to the achievement, by all pupils, of their maximum potential in understanding and applying mathematics
  • Are structured to cover the necessary scope and function of mathematical thinking required by all pupils in the school
  • Are planned to enhance pupils’ confidence and enjoyment in mathematical thinking
  • Attempt to convey, where possible, the power and beauty of mathematical thinking
  • Attempt to instil, where necessary, the skills and precision of mathematical thinking
  • Attempt to demonstrate, where appropriate, the interdependence of mathematical ideas and their application to problem solving in everyday-life situations and other disciplines.

KEY STAGE 3

Pupils in Years 8 – 10 follow the programme of study of the Revised Curriculum for Mathematics with Financial Capability. This curriculum covers the areas of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape, Space and Measure
  • Data Handling

The aim is to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that will allow pupils to access the GCSE courses.

KEY STAGE 4

GCSE Mathematics

Mathematics subject description for GCSE level.

GCSE Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics subject description for GCSE level.

KEY STAGE 5

AS / A Level Mathematics

Mathematics subject description for AS / A Level.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION