Mathematics is a Core Subject in the National Curriculum and so all students are required to be taught it. Students are spilt into ability sets, with half termly assessments and CATs (Cognitive Abilities Tests) to decide on the most appropriate sets.
The Mathematics department follows an evolving learning path that is adapted and differentiated to ensure the best progress from each learner. We start in year 7 with a programme that includes mastering key skills from Key Stage 2, and an introduction to new concepts. In Year 9, there is much more emphasis on preparing students for their GCSE, and our learners are entered into the most suitable Tier to stretch and challenge their learning. students will also be expected to complete further learning tasks at home, which could include practise questions, research or completing past papers.
All of the Maths staff are full-time specialists:
Mr W Neill – Curriculum Leader for Mathematics
Ms K Moa – Second in Mathematics Department
Mr A Daly - Teacher of Mathematics
Mr S Duffy - Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs C Gordon - Teacher of Mathematics
Mr S Graves - Teacher of Mathematics
Mr P Roberts - Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs C Winstanle - Teacher of Mathematics
Wherever possible we would look to enhance students' learning experience. This could take the form of an educational visit, a visiting speaker or a learning workshop lead by an external provider.