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 is fundamental to 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.
We aim to equip all our students with the skills they need for their lives beyond school whilst fostering in them a love of the subject itself.
Our common aim is for the students to enjoy their maths and engage fully in the lessons.
Students are encouraged to mentally work on their maths before using appropriate written methods. They are also encouraged to use calculators appropriately. We work hard to improve the students’ skills in all three areas of calculation: mental, on paper and with a calculator.