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Mathematics

Our aim in the Mathematics department is to encourage and nurture a love of Maths. We want students to feel confident in their knowledge. Throughout their journey through school all students will study a range of topics including Number, Algebra, Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Probability and Statistics. They will be encouraged, and taught how, to develop mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.

Key Stage 3

Y7 Students will be taught in mixed ability groups during Y7. Homework will normally be set every week, according to the timetable and should take around 30 minutes. Twice each half term, students will be assessed. There will be one applied mathematics task and one written test. Records of these assessments will be recorded in the student’s Maths books. 

Y8 students continue to study the areas covered in year 7, improving, deepening and consolidating their knowledge, understanding and skills. Assessment continues twice per half term with results recorded in exercise books. 

Y9 continues in a similar way to Y8 with end of year assessments being used to help group students ready for Y10 and GCSE. 

All children will need to bring a: 

  • pen 
  • pencil 
  • ruler 
  • rubber 
  • calculator to every lesson. 

Our preferred calculator is a Casio FX85-GT. Students will be taught how to use this.

Key Stage 4