“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
- S. Gudder
Mathematics is the language of the universe. It transcends all cultures, societies and languages and is the bed rock that has driven human evolution to the way we live in modern society.
Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind. It has widespread uses in the workplace, business and finance, and in personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics.
The ambition of the Mathematics department is to mould young people into logical thinkers, able problem solvers and lifelong mathematicians as a product of stimulating and reflective teaching. Our expert team of enthusiastic specialists strive to promote interest, curiosity and enjoyment in the learning of Mathematics by providing a supportive yet challenging environment, where pupils believe they can achieve.
Our principal focus is to develop the confidence of our young mathematicians, dispelling any negative perceptions associated with the complexities that mathematics can bring. Our spiral curriculum allows students to build on their understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, exploring different representations of key concepts to, not only develop a secure foundation of mathematical knowledge, but also create lifelong learners through sustained success and intrigue.
In all year groups Mathematics is taught as a series of topics based around the fundamental strands of Number, Algebra, Shape, Ratio and Proportion, Probability and Data Handling. These strands are often seen as separate disciplines but we encourage pupils to see connections between disparate areas of maths which in turn strengthens their understanding.
Through our well planned curriculum and expert teaching we inspire so many of our pupils to take their mathematical studies further, at A level and beyond.
Mathematics at GCSE?
GCSE Exam Specification
GCSE Mathematics Exam Specification
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Mathematics at A-Level?
A-Level Exam Specification
A-Level Mathematics Exam Specifications