Welcome to the Maths Department
Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science, Technology and Business. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of awe and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
It enables pupils to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World.
|Year 7||Algebraic thinking, |
Place Value and Proportion
|Applications of numbers, |
Directed Number, Fractional thinking
|Lines and angles,
Reasoning with number
|Year 8||Proportional reasoning, Representations||Algebraic techniques, Developing numbers||Developing Geometry, Reasoning with data|
|Year 9||Reasoning with algebra, Constructing in 2 and 3 Dimensions||Reasoning with number, Reasoning with geometry||Reasoning with proportion, Representations and revision|
|Year 10||Similarity, Developing Algebra||Geometry, Proportion and proportional change||Devlving into Data, Using number|
|Year 11||Graphs, Algebra||Reasoning, Revision and communication||Revision and exams|
The specification document for this course can be found below:
KS4 Maths Specification
|Year 12||Surds and indices, Coordinate geometry, |
Trigonometry, Quadratic functions, Equations and inequalities, Polynomials, Vectors, Binomial expansion
|Graphs and transformations, Differentiation, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Data processing, Probability, Binomial distribution||Logarithms and exponentials, Partial fractions, Sequences and series|
|Year 13||Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry, Algebra ||Integration, Differential equations, Vectors, Parametric equations, Proof, Numerical methods, Kinematics, Projectiles, Probability||Probability distributions, Hypothesis testing, Force and motion, Friction, Moments|
Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
We encourage all students to participate in the extra-curricular programme we offer. Our clubs and activities are designed to be inclusive for all; the broad range on offer ensures that there is something for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved with. We regularly review our offer to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.
The extra-curriculum clubs and activities for the current (and previous) academic term can be found by visiting the link below.
A good maths qualification is always highly respected and essential for careers in astronomy, finance, medicine, business, science, humanities, engineering, technology, computing, architecture, management and teaching.