The Secondary Curriculum guidance states that ‘Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance; and for personal decision-making’.
Mathematics provides the foundation for national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy. Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world.
Our goal is to motivate and challenge our students mathematically, developing a love for the subject at the same time as learning the vital skills they need. The new GCSE and A Level curriculum develop this further than before and they allow students to develop and work on their skills while structuring logical thought processes.
Our common aim is to nurture a delight in the subject so that students are able to fulfil their potential.
Students are encouraged to improve skills in all three areas of calculation: mental, on paper and with a calculator and class and homework is structured accordingly.
We provide support to our students outside the classroom in the form of Maths clinics; we also use online media, for example the CCHS Maths YouTube channel and an interactive twitter feed which is popular with our sixth form students.
We use the Edexcel exam board for both our GCSE and A Level courses as they best support our goals and our students.