The Mathematics Department aims to provide an engaging, challenging curriculum where all students develop confidence and understanding in mathematics. Our goal is that students appreciate the relevance of mathematics in the world around them. We encourage students to become independent thinkers with the resilience to tackle problems, enabling them to make sound decisions as they progress into adulthood.
Our Mathematics curriculum is designed to enable students to become fluent in the 6 themes of mathematics: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Ratio & Proportion, Statistics and Probability. Students’ mathematical learning journey builds confidence in Mathematics over the duration of both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 by regularly reviewing prior learning and revisiting key topics in every year of study. Interleaving is used to develop students’ understanding of the links between topics enabling students to reason and problem solve with confidence.
Every moment of learning mathematics is effective to ensure every student becomes the best they can be. Expectations are high and, through enthusiastic and passionate teaching, student aspirations are raised, confidence grows and everyone believes they can improve mathematically. Students develop the self-belief and resilience to succeed in the real world, tackling problems with the realisation that we all learn and improve by making mistakes.