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The primary aim of our committed, enthusiastic department is to help students realise their maximum potential in mathematics. We look to

  • Develop our students’ ability and give them tools to communicate mathematically.
  • Develop students’ self-motivation and willingness to work both independently and co-operatively.
  • Develop a positive attitude to mathematics including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance.

With more emphasis now being placed upon reasoning and mastery, it is important that students can apply their knowledge and skills to solve a wide range of problems effectively and efficiently. This will be embedded in lessons and homework. 

How you can help your child in Maths

Knowledge of timetables is essential and regular practice will be beneficial. Any opportunities for your child to share with you what they are working on in maths will be of value. Support with homework can be very beneficial, provided that your child is the main contributor.

Year 7 – Year 10

Every year pupils will cover topics within Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics. Students follow an interleaved curriculum to allow for connections between mathematical topics to be embedded.

All students are formally assessed every term.

Students are set weekly paper based homework with a strong focus on fluency in mathematics.

Year 11

In Year 11, students follow a personalised scheme of learning based on their individual needs. Areas for development are identified following analysis of recent assessments, and a scheme of learning is created from this. 

Students are set weekly paper based homework with a strong focus on fluency in mathematics.

The GCSE Mathematics qualification consists of one non calculator and two calculator papers, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. There are two tiers of assessment, Foundation (Grades 5 – 1) and Higher (Grades 9 – 4). 

The maths department run weekly after school intervention sessions (3pm – 3.45pm) and pre-school sessions (8am – 9am). Students are invited to these sessions and focus on key areas for improvement, working in a small group environment.

Year 12 – Year 13

Students who show aptitude and commitment to learning mathematics are more than welcome to continue their studies into Year 12. 

Who we are

Mathematics is taught by:

  • Mrs L Chapman and Miss R Rothwell - Heads of Department 
  • Mr M McKie
  • Mrs J Stevens 
  • Mr J Elliott
  • Miss J Sewell
  • Miss A Skinner

Further Information

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the school curriculum please email: heads.pa@campsmount.com