The Importance of Maths
Everyone, everywhere uses and experiences maths throughout the course of their normal day.
Maths is about using skills to solve problems and is responsible for the modern world we live in today. We aim not only to give students a set of skills but to make maths real to them by bringing life into the classroom and take classroom skills out into the wider world. The maths team are committed through engaging and challenging lessons to ensure our students leave with the maths skills that will support them into further education or the world of work.
Maths at KS3 and KS4
Please click on the hyperlinks below for more information on the maths curriculum at each stage:
Maths videos – like having a teacher on your computer!
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You will find videos for all ages and abilities from level 3 to grade A*. Remember: “Practice makes perfect”.
Maths help on Youtube
These are the best explanation and revision videos on youtube. All the videos have been made by experienced maths teachers. Take look:
Revision Tips (click on the image to enlarge)
Gifted and Talented Students
Each year gifted and talented students from each year group are entered into a national maths competition run by Leeds University. There are individual competitions and for year 8 & year 9 students there is a team competition also.
For details please follow the link: National Maths Competition
Students may fast track onto the GCSE course enabling them to gain at least a grade B by the end of year 10. Students who achieve this will in year 11 work towards FSMQ (free standing maths qualification) which covers aspects of A level maths.
It is of vital importance that students practice the maths skills they learn in the classroom. The main resource we use to do this is mymaths. Students have an individual login to access their personalised work. Students are set a minimum of one piece of homework on mymaths per week. Students will also be told which booster pack is most appropriate for them to work through. Written tasks such as exam questions or information gathering tasks will also be issued over the course of the year.
Careers that maths can lead to:
To practice maths skills:
Problem solving games: