HEAD OF SUBJECT - MR P.BATTERSBY
We believe that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, it is critical to all subjects and most forms of employment. We seek to promote a positive attitude to Mathematics, including building confidence, enjoyment and resilience, numeracy is developed as a core skill that enhances employability and support attainment.
In Year 7 and 8, pupils study three hours minimum of maths per week. Extra support is provided at year 7 and 8 to ensure that all pupils have the basic skills established, before these are developed further at a later stage.
Pupils in Year 9 study 9 lessons over a two week timetable. Pupils in Year 10 and 11 study 4 lessons per week. In years 9 to 11, the subject builds upon previously acquired knowledge, and preparation for GCSE begins.
The department run a lunchtime club every day, at which pupils from any year group can receive help from a member of the departmental staff.
Our programme of study is organised into stages where pupils make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, reasoning and functional skills.
Assessment plays an important part in ensuring that all our pupils achieve their full potential. Classwork is assessed regularly and pupils are formally assessed throughout the year. We use this information to track progress to targets across each Year.
The department has nine attractive classrooms in the Lower Building, all of which have the capability for demonstrations using ICT. We have good access to ICT facilities such as an ICT suite and Interactive Whiteboards and Digital Projectors.
Pupils are given the opportunity to participate in wider activities such as maths challenges, Masterclasses, Activity days, etc, to add enjoyment and enrichment to our subject and to provide pupils with a variety of situations in which to apply their mathematical knowledge.