Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
It enables pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World.
Mrs Caroline Brooke
Head of Maths
Mrs Marie-Louise Walker
Deputy Head of Maths
Mr Peter Hardy-Cork
Mr Tom Shepherd
Mrs Colette Walker
Mrs Olivia Dawson
Mrs Vicky Lunn
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realized. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Students study number, algebra, space and shape, and reasoning to then proportional reasoning and representations as well as development of algebra, number and Geometry before finishing with reasoning in algebra, proportion and constructing in 2d and 3d dimensions.
Students extend their conceptual understanding in numbers, algebra, space and shape, and data handling in preparation for the mathematics GCSE in Year 11.
Students extend and develop techniques in algebra and coordinate geometry, before learning new concepts relating to functions, calculus and numerical methods