AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The Mathematics Department aims to give all pupils confidence in the use of mathematics, problem solving skills, and the ability to think clearly and logically. Most pupils enjoy Mathematics and experience success at all levels throughout the school. We are committed to assisting the pupils in achieving their potential and our general aim in the Department is to make the study of maths interesting, challenging and rewarding.
In Years 4-9, pupils follow a spiral curriculum where key topics are visited and re-visited at higher levels to build ability and confidence. Topics include Number/Algebra, Statistics and Geometry & Measures. There are half-termly assessments throughout each year linked to the National Curriculum descriptors. This ensures each pupil is achieving according to their ability, and is placed in the correct set for their learning style.
In Years 10-11 (GCSE), pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE, with two final exams in the Summer of Year 11. This course is complimented by a comprehensive ICT programme, which encourages a spirit of self-discovery.
OUT OF THE CLASSROOM
In addition to classroom activities Red House pupils also take part in all UKMT National Mathematics Challenges, in which we regularly achieve great success. We also provide many extra-curricular opportunities to improve including booster sessions, GCSE and revision assistance. Our top mathematicians are given the opportunity to represent the school in Key Stage 3 and 4 Maths competitions.