Our Mathematics department aims to equip our students with the fundamentals of mathematics and provide them with the tools to apply them to other subjects and everyday situations. As our students develop in fluency, we support them to build on these fundamentals and solve increasingly complex mathematical problems.
At Key Stage Three, building on Key Stage Two knowledge, students develop their competency in performing numerical calculations using mental and written methods as well as on a calculator. They are taught to analyse and interpret data they are likely to encounter in everyday scenarios and assess its validity as well as apply a variety of geometrical concepts to mathematical problems. We aim to ensure our students are confident in communicating their mathematical reasoning both verbally and in writing, ahead of beginning their Key Stage Four studies.
At Key Stage Four, all students study Mathematics as a GCSE subject.
Students that need a higher level of support will also work towards the additional qualification of Entry Level Mathematics, which will give them increased confidence in their core numerical skills. While students who are working towards the highest GCSE grades will also be given an opportunity to work towards the additional qualification of Further Mathematics.
For more information, please read our Key Stage Four Curriculum Choices booklet.
Ahead of exam season, we have a Year 11 Curriculum Support Timetable in place to further support students in reaching for their potential at GCSE.
At Key Stage Five, we offer Mathematics and Further Mathematics as A-Level options to students.
For more information, please read our Sixth Form Course Guide.