We aim to ensure that all students appreciate the power and importance of Mathematics throughout their school lives and beyond. We further aim to devise imaginative, thorough and innovative styles of teaching to enable students to gain a positive attitude to Mathematics, developing confidence, enjoyment and perseverance. An ability to be precise and logical will be complemented by an appreciation of the wider applications of Mathematics.
Students are able to learn the subject in a variety of ways including using computers, interactive whiteboards, calculators and through individual, pair and group work. From entry, students are expected to question, communicate mathematically and justify their work, preparing them fully for external certification at Key Stage 4. All students are prepared for GCSE and/or Entry Level and Functional Skills in Maths at Level 1 and Level 2.
In each of Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, students are taught Mathematics drawn from all the sections of the joint programme of study:
Using and applying mathematics
Number and algebra
Shape, space and measure
As well as three Maths lessons per week, each student has 20 minutes a day set aside for work based around their practical Numeracy. They also access 'My Maths', an online tutorial programme.