Head of Department: Mr R Grinyer
Numeracy underpins everything we do and forms an integral part of everyday life. In an ever changing technological world, it is our priority to equip students with the mathematical skills and knowledge they need for the world of work as well as the confidence to use them.
We teach the main areas of the curriculum to ability groups:
Number, Algebra, Data Handling and Shape, Space and Measure.
There are many links between these because mathematics is not a set of isolated topics but an interconnected web of ideas. We also teach how to think mathematically, encouraging pupils to be independent learners, developing their problem solving skills. Independence involves being resourceful, observant, determined, flexible, creative and a good communicator, verbally and in a written form. Functional skills are built into the topic areas and help reinforce the connection between mathematics and every day life.
An overview of the topics and timings that students will encounter during the course in Year 7 and Year 8 appear below.
Year 7 Overview 2012-2013
Year 8 Overview 2012-2013