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Mathematics

The central aim of the Mathematics Faculty is to foster pupils interest and enjoyment of Maths so that pupils develop the confidence and skills to solve hypothetical and every day real-life mathematical problems.

We aim to develop pupils’ numeracy skills so that they become fluent in the fundamental skills of mathematics to enable them to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects.

The Mathematics faculty delivers the following subjects for pupils and students to enjoy:

KS3 - Mathematics (Year 7 and 8 only)
KS3 - Mathematics (Year 9 only) - Higher and Foundation Pathways
KS4 - Mathematics (GCSE) - Higher and Foundation Pathways
KS5 - Mathematics (A-level) and Further Mathematics (A-level)

If you would like any further information regarding the work we do in our faculty please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find members of the faculty team here.

Mathematics (KS3)

In Key Stage 3 mathematics, pupils follow the mastery curriculum which has been so successful in recent years. The emphasis is on deeper understanding rather than “quick fixes.” We believe this sets pupils up with the skills needed for further study. Independence and resilience within problem solving is actively encouraged for all pupils. Pupils have 4 lessons per week in years 7, 8 and 9.

Mathematics (GCSE)

In Key Stage 4 mathematics, pupils build on the mastery approach in Key Stage 3 and start their journey towards achieving their GCSE. Classes are split in to Higher and Foundation Pathways based on teacher professional judgement and their past performance in order to set them up for the course that suits each individual pupil. In both Higher and Foundation pathways, pupils study the six main topics: Number, Algebra, Shape Space and Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Statistics and Probability. Pupils on the Higher Pathway will be aiming for band levels 4 to 9. Pupils on the Foundation Pathway will be aiming for band levels 1 to 5.