Head of Department
|Mrs F Hall|
|Mr S Adjei||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mrs R Clements||Teacher of Mathematics and Key Stage 4 Co-Ordinator|
|Mr S Crosdale||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mr C Hadler||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mrs F Karrim||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Miss S O'Sullivan||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Miss S Sinnerton||2nd in Mathematics and Key Stage 3 Co-Ordinator|
|Mrs K Smith||Teacher of Mathematics|
|Mrs L Tatton||Teacher of Mathematics and 1 to 1 Teacher|
Our Curriculum Intent
Our aim is to provide learners with a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics. This will then enable them to articulate their learning confidently. A sequence of small steps is used to ensure that content is mastered before moving on. Students will then be able to apply their understanding to problem solving and develop the independence needed for further study. We emphatically reject the idea that people just can’t do maths.
What Will Students Learn In Each Year?
The links below give a detailed breakdown of what is taught in the the curriculum for each year.
Key Stage 3
Accommodation and Resources:
The Mathematics department is located in the N-Block and includes eight classrooms each equipped with a projector and a TV Screen. Some of the classrooms can be opened up to create a large open space, these have hosted different events in these rooms including revision collaborations with other schools. The department has a set of iPads which are used to access various learning platforms and can be used for research.
Extra Curricular Activities
The Mathematics Department runs the UK Junior and Intermediate Maths Challenge every year. This is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, aimed at those in Year 7-11. It gives students the opportunity to deepen their ability to problem solve and get a certificate of Bronze, Silver or Gold.
Some year 10 students have been able to visit the University of Kent to take part in a Mathematics Circle Event. They were introduced to some exciting and interesting Mathematics over two days.
Revision sessions are run on various afternoons, so students can be given help with a topic they might struggle with, provided with some challenges, or to prepare for examinations.
Extended Opportunities For Learning
The department subscribe to two internet programmes (MyMaths and Hegarty) which are both brilliant resources aimed at all Key Stages. The programmes contain online lessons, videos, challenges, class tests and games. Students will be set homework’s on these programmes.