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The Mathematics department currently has five full time members of staff and a full time departmental assistant. All staff are specialised Mathematicians who teach across the full age and ability range. We war an enthusiastic, hard working team and all staff regularly contribute to extra revision classes, Additional Mathematics lessons, Key Stage 3 and 4 Maths Clubs and the development of all aspects of the department.
All classes are taught in sets. This enables us to develop schemes of work that stretch all students to their full potential. We have developed electronic mark books (now adopted by other departments within the school) that enable us to monitor student progress very closely and set challenging targets for each student.
The department uses a wide range of resources at Key Stage 3 and 4. These include Impact textbooks at Key Stage 3, the recently published Edexcel textbooks and associated ICT package at Key Stage 4 and 10 Ticks worksheets across both Key Stages. The range of ICT used in the department includes Boardworks, MicroSMILE, Primary Games, Interactive Resources and Geometers Sketchpad along with the SMART Notebook software for delivering our lessons throughout the curriculum.
Recent external examination results indicate the success of our department. In 2006 our SATs results exceeded Fischer D predictions at both Level 5+ and Level 6+, and our 2005 GCSE results placed us in the top 1% of schools nationally in terms of value added.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7, 8 and 9 we structure our schemes of work by grade and not year and so in order to look at the overview of work your child will cover during the academic year please find the appropriate grade they are working towards.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11 your child will be covering four topic areas: Number, Algebra, Data and Shape. These four areas are split into Foundation, Intermediate and Higher tiers, in order to look at the overview of work your child will cover during the key stage please find the appropriate tier they are sitting.