 We aim to develop and encourage the full potential of every pupil in mathematics. We aim to ensure that every pupil experiences success and enjoyment in the subject whether it be equipping them with sufficient mathematical skills for their day to day life or providing them with a firm foundation for those wishing to study beyond GCSE.  In addition, we hope that we can open our young people’s eyes to the creative, infinite and inspiring world of mathematics.  We use regular assessment and homework so students can assess their progress against their aspirational targets.  All of the staff in the maths department are subject specialists who have not only a passion for the subject but an appreciation of how maths plays a part in everyday life.

All pupils study mathematics until the end of Year 11. All pupils will sit the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics, either at Higher of Foundation level.

#### The following topics are studied at KS3.

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Year 7 Analysing and displaying data; Calculating; Expressions, functions and formulae; Factors and multiples Decimals and measures; Graphs; Fractions, decimals and percentages Angles and lines; Measuring and shapes; Transformations Year 8 Angles and lines; Measuring and shapes; Transformations Decimal calculations; Angles; Number properties Sequences; Fractions and percentages; Probability Year 9 Number calculations; Sequences and equations; Statistics; Fractions, decimals and percentages Geometry in 2D and 3D; Algebraic and real-life graphs; Multiplicative reasoning Algebraic and geometric formulae; Probability; Polygons and transformations

#### The following units are studied at KS4.

 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term Year 10 Foundation Number; Algebra; Graphs, tables and charts; Fractions and percentages Equations, inequalities and sequences; Angles; Averages and range; Perimeter, area and volume 1; Graphs Transformations; Ratio and proportion; Right-angled triangles; Probability; Multiplicative reasoning Year 10 Higher Number; Algebra; Interpreting and representing data; Fractions, ratio and percentages Angles and trigonometry; Graphs; Area and volume; Transformations and constructions Equations and inequalities; Probability; Multiplicative reasoning; Similarity and congruence Year 11 Foundation Quadratic equations and graphs; Constructions, loci and bearings; Perimeter, area and volume 2; Fractions, indices and standard form More algebra; Congruence, similarity and vectors; Revision Exams Year 11 Higher More trigonometry; Further statistics; Equations and graphs; Circle theorems; More algebra Vectors and geometric proof; Proportion and graphs; Revision. Exams

### Extra-curricular activities and visits:

We have a weekly lunchtime Puzzle Club. This is well attended by our KS3 pupils.  They are able to use not only their problem solving skills but also build friendships with like-minded individuals.  Pupils are entered for the national Mathematics competitions run by the UK Mathematics Trust at Junior and Intermediate levels. We currently offer the FSMQ Additional Mathematics (OCR) after school to a small group of Year 10 and 11 pupils.  This is an additional qualification aimed at outstanding mathematicians to help them bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level studies.