Welcome to the Mathematics department. We have six teaching rooms with interactive whiteboards.
Our lessons are delivered using both traditional and innovative methods so the needs of all students are catered for.
Mathematics Faculty Staff
|Mr Collier||Director of Mathematics Faculty|
|Mrs Clare||Assistant Director of Mathematics|
|Mr Twist||Lead Practitioner of Mathematics|
|Miss Appleton||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Miss Bristow||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mr Greenwood||Teacher of Mathematics|
At Key Stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts found in Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. Each half term is split in to smaller blocks that ensure students spend enough time getting a deep understanding of the work. In addition to this, the scheme uses interleaving topics as a key element. For example, Year 7 starts with algebraic thinking, which is then continually used throughout the year to reinforce and extend their knowledge further. Students will be encouraged to develop fluency, reason mathematically and solve problems.
Students entering Key Stage 4 will follow the Pearson Edexcel Linear specification for GCSE Mathematics. Currently in Year 11 students follow the OCR J560 specification for GCSE Mathematics. Students will follow either the Foundation tier or the Higher tier. They will continue to learn topics and skills in: Number, Algebra, Ratio, proportion and rates of change, Geometry and measures, Probability and Statistics. Within these areas there is a greater emphasis on independent and collaborative learning. Students will continue to develop their skills in multi-step and increasingly complex problem-solving questions.
Our Mathematics Faculty aims to mould all young people into mathematicians of the future, able problem solvers and logical thinkers. We strive to ensure all our pupils foster a love for mathematics as a product of our inspirational and reflective teaching. Our passionate department aim to share their excellent knowledge by relating Mathematics to real life situations, adding value to the subject and dispelling the negative concepts.
We believe every pupil can succeed and achieve. We aim to promote equality and diversity by providing a parallel learning environment for all students, nurturing young minds and giving them the confidence to extend their knowledge and increase their understanding of practical application.
We have very high expectations of every young person and provide a safe and engaging environment for them to flourish, take risks and learn.
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
“The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.”