Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance and for personal decision-making.
Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.
Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder for all pupils when they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution or notice hidden connections. Pupils who are functional in mathematics and financially capable are able to think independently in applied and abstract ways and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake.
Years 7 and 8
Pupils have four lessons per week. All year groups are placed into sets according to their ability Work in Years 7- 9 follows on from the National Curriculum in KS2 as well as meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum in KS3. Pupils are tested at regular intervals throughout KS3 and monitored closely.
The content of the course at KS3 incorporates 4 areas of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Geometry, Data as well as using and applying: