Maths

Maths Department Aims

 

It is our aim to make Mathematics challenging, enriching and enjoyable. All members of the department have a keen enthusiasm for the subject, which we hope to communicate to students.

The department currently has seven dedicated rooms and all contain interactive whiteboards. We are fortunate to have new and up to date textbooks and a good range of practical equipment to support learning.

We subscribe to an online maths website called “My Maths” and students are encouraged to use this to develop knowledge and understanding. It is also a good source of revision material.

Maths classes are set by ability which allows similar ability students to be taught at an appropriate pace. Through regular assessment students may move up or down a set as appropriate to ensure the teaching best matches the ability of the students.

Individual help for students, from all year groups, is available at lunchtime from 12.30 to 1pm each day.

Students are expected to bring a geometry set and calculator to every lesson and these can be purchased in school at cost price. It helps if everyone uses the same type of calculator and for several years we have been using Sharp EL-531WH which we have found to be the easiest to use.

Maths Staff

Mrs C Wooldridge – Director of Mathematics

Mr A Pate – Maths Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Mr M Linney

Mrs D Roberts

Mrs J Phillips

Mrs G White – Maths Hub Lead Teacher

Mrs J Brookes

Mr P Allen

Mr A Johnson

Mr R Harris

Mr D Bullock

 Maths News.

GCSE Maths 2016 – Congratulations to all the students who received their GCSE results this summer.  93% of the students achieved a C or better and 27% A*-A, a fantastic achievement.

 

Maths Menu

Maths Curriculum Overview

KS3 – Year 7 and 8

KS4 – Year 9, 10 and 11

KS5 – Year 12 and 13

 

Assessment Framework

How can I help support my child’s learning in Maths?

How to guides- links to tutorials

 

Other useful websites

MyMaths

Graph Paper

Wolfram Alpha

BBC GCSE Bitesize for Maths

Mr Barton Maths

AQA

OCR

Virtual Learning 

Maths is Fun

Maths Dictionary

 

Extra Curricular

Drop-in Maths support is available every lunchtime in C13.

Chess Club is open to all year groups on Mondays 12:30pm until 1:00pm.

Each year groups of students from years 7 to 13 participate in the annual UKMT Maths Challenges. This is a competition where students try to anwser some multiple choice questions which are both intriguing and challenging. There are three levels, junior, intermediate and senior, with certificates for those who do well. The best students can also progress to the next rounds of the competition.

There is an annual trip out of school for year 8 have which has included the World Museum in Liverpool and “Thinktank” at the Birmingham Science Museum.  In December 2016 all year 8 students had the opportunity to visit the Leicester Space Centre

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