Girls studying Maths

The mathematics department focuses much of its energy on the effective development of a student's numeracy, reasoning, investigation and communication alongside seeking to foster an interest in mathematics and a sense of wonder of how mathematics describes the world and what it enables us to understand and discover.

From the start of year 7 students embark upon their GCSE course. Carefully planned curriculum pathways help the students to progress so that their target grades can be achieved or exceeded. The mathematics department prides itself on the quality of teaching and learning. Planning of lessons is meticulous and electronic, interactive teaching resources have been developed over the past few years to a very high standard. Each lesson is split into three parts, with differentiation throughout.

In lessons, it is the norm for students to discuss the work with their partners. They are also encouraged to be independent, show resilience, perseverance and to explore different ways of problem solving in the classroom.

Progress tests are set three times per year and further periods of self-assessment are dispersed evenly throughout the school year. To support students, in their learning at home and in revision for tests and assessments, they are directed to visit the Maths Watch website for which log in details are provided for all students.

Students are set homework at least once a week and this is completed from exercises in designated homework booklets, Maths Watch website or the Pixl app.

Our strong team of teaching and support staff collaborate in a supportive, open department, with the team members maintaining high expectations for student success. Teaching pedagogy and good practice are regularly discussed at collaborative planning meetings and in the Teaching and Learning Communities.

Leader of Teaching and Learning for mathematics is Mrs Burton.

Last updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017Print this page

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