Maths

We aim to develop the deep thinkers and quick minds of the future – the next mathematical geniuses!

Mathematics is a key skill used in everyday life. It is important that all pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in number, algebra, geometry, statistics and problem solving. All pupils are given the opportunity to access challenging work and our team of experienced mathematics teachers aim to develop each pupil’s confidence, reasoning, problem solving and resilience in order for them to be successful.
In Key Stage 3 we aim to deepen pupil’s knowledge of mathematics, building on skills learnt in Key Stage 2, not just finding a method to answer the problem, but developing their understanding of the process needed and how these skills can be transferred. Pupils develop the confidence to solve unfamiliar problems and understand the importance of Mathematics and its relevance in the real world.
This provides the foundation for Key Stage 4, which pupils begin in year 10. Pupils follow the Edexcel syllabus at either the higher tier or foundation tier. At GCSE, pupils will sit three mathematics exams, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes; with one non-calculator paper and two calculator papers.
The Mathematics department use a wide range of resources including Hegartymaths and Times Table Rock Stars to support learner’s independent study outside the classroom.