The aim of the maths faculty is to help students to become confident, creative and resilient problem solvers as well as achieve the highest results possible.
Results are improving year on year. This year’s figures for level grade 4+ GCSEs exceeded the national average.
How we do this?
Our staff provide the best education in the most engaging and fun ways possible. Puzzles, challenges and tasks that not just deliver an answer, but make the pupils think about how they got there and how they will use it in the future. The department is fully resourced with new technology within the classroom and developing systems for students to use at home.
Additional sessions are available throughout the year for different year groups but in the run up to the GCSE examinations there will be a focus on Year 11 students.
Students are given the chance to extend their mathematical knowledge through extra-curricular activities, e.g. enrichment trips and the national maths challenge throughout the year, with the aim to reaffirm knowledge and explore the subject in more detail.
All pupils within the academy have 4 hours of mathematics per week taught in classes set by ability.
We currently follow the AQA GCSE course at foundation and higher tiers.
Detailed information about the content of the course can be found here.
Passes are graded 1 – 9. Grades 1 – 5 can be awarded for foundation tier and grades 4 – 9 for higher tier.
What can parents do to help?
Encourage your child to succeed – please reinforce the belief that doing well in Maths is achievable.
Homework will be set weekly. You can use the show my homework app or go to www.showmyhomework.co.uk to see what homework has been set.
Students will benefit from having a scientific calculator to use outside the classroom. The school uses the Casio FX-83GT plus.
Mr A Wilds (Head of Faculty), Mr R French (2nd in Faculty), Mr G Roberts (KS3 Co-ordinator), Mr R Jackson (Assistant Principal), Mrs A Clayton, Miss V Wilbourne, Mrs S Acaster, Mrs S Robinson.