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 specification of the GCSE and A Level curriculum develop this further and we have sequenced our internal schemes of work to allow students to develop and deepen their knowledge of the skills required, whilst structuring logical thought processes and approaches to problems.
Our common aim is to nurture a delight in the subject so that students are able to fulfil their potential and continue to study the subject throughout their lifetime.
Classwork and homework are planned to complement each other to allow for students to build upon previous knowledge and to extend their learning when appropriate.
We provide support and enrichment to our students outside of the classroom in a variety of ways, including support clinics for KS4 and KS5 alongside clubs that have been designed to support students in developing their problem solving skills.
We use the Edexcel exam board for both our GCSE and A Level courses as we believe they align well with our ambitious curriculums and the high expectations of our students.