Head of Department
Every student has already embarked on their three year GCSE Maths course leading to final linear external examinations in the summer of their Year 11. The course covers the topics of Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data Handling, Kinematics and Problem Solving. There is a great emphasis on reasoning and applying the mathematical skills that are learned in the classroom to real -life problems. There is also a great emphasis on proof and mathematical
rigour. Candidates are required to learn many of the formulae which they will then apply to solve a problem.
There are two tiers of entry: Foundation with grades 1 to 5 available and Higher with grades 4 to 9 available. The decision on tier of entry will be delayed until later in Year 10.
Students are able to access the excellent ‘MathsWatch’ website where there are short revision videos on every topic and exam-style questions and solutions. This is a superb resource which the school has purchased for use by our students in preparing for their final exams. The students each have their own login and should they have any difficulty accessing the content then please encourage them to contact their Maths teacher for help. The Maths department also make ample packs of example Maths papers available in
Year 11 for students to practise their skills.
Assessment is entirely by examination.
- UKMT individual challenge and UKMT Team challenge
- Working with Sixth-Form Maths Mentors
- BAE Systems Roadshow
- KS4 & KS5 inspirational talks
For more information please see Mr Ironmonger or your maths teacher