May 25, 2013
Maths and Numeracy
Mathematics is a subject that all students need. In addition to the acquisition of vital numeracy skills needed for the future, it is a subject that should be enjoyed. In developing the application of maths, necessary problem and logic skills are also developed. All students will find one area of mathematics that they enjoy. It is our goal to ensure that this enthusiasm and confidence in that area is transferred into all aspects of mathematics.
It is key that all students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills. The Year 7 and 8 scheme of work builds on these skills and includes regular project and themed approaches to study ranging from designing a house and budgeting to making a spectacular sports car. In addition to a more engaging approach, we focus on independency and developing students to assess their own work and build a sound knowledge to guide them to further progress.
At KS4 we offer a personalised approach depending on a students’ individual mathematical ability:
GCSE Mathematics (linear)
GCSE Mathematics (modular)
Our absolute aim is to ensure that every student has achieved his/her potential by the end of Year 10, with GCSE studies starting in Year 9.
At KS5, we offer both A Level Maths and AS Further Maths, covering the modules of Core, Mechanics, Statistics, Decision and Pure Maths - subjects that are the key areas needed for any students wishing to go further with their mathematical studies at university.
Please note: Sixth Form students have to re-take GCSE Maths if they have not achieved a C grade