Maths is taught to all students up to GCSE level. The curriculum ensures that students become independent learners and enjoy success in applying their learning to real life contexts. We are committed to combining traditional and successful classroom based approaches to learning with an increasing emphasis on investigations, problem solving and ICT based maths. Trips to maths shows, master classes and GCSE revision sessions are organised each year as well as a trip to Disneyland Paris for Year 10 students. This enables students to see maths in everyday life, as well as giving them a useful experience in using and applying maths.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all students:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems.