Maths

"To provide an environment where students find Mathematics intriguing, exciting, enjoyable and rewarding."

In the Mathematics faculty, we endeavour to develop students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data. Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time, or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.

Mathematics enables students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations; a trend accelerated by computational technologies.

 

As young entrepreneurs we encourage students to be determined and take a risk to reach their true potential. The application of mathematics is a powerful tool and we aim to help relate this to the wider community to help students understand its use outside the classroom.

 

The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the World. 

Maths Team


  • Mrs Angela Hart - Assistant Principal, Director of Learning for Mathematics
  • Mr Luke Johnson - Assistant Director of Learning
  • Mr Stuart Ryder - KS3 Co-Ordinator for Mathematics
  • Miss Barnes - Deputy Sixth Form
  • Mr Ramsden
  • Mrs Anseela Ali
  • Mrs Samera Bhamjee
  • Mr John Lewis
  • Mr Ryan Swailes
  • Mr James McKiernan
  • Mr Simon Morriss
Our vast range of experience and skills ensures that all students receive a quality learning experience and a supportive learning environment. Our ambition is to ensure that every student progresses to the best of their ability and achieves their potential. We have ten dedicated mathematics classrooms, each with an interactive whiteboard, enabling staff to utilise a wide range of interactive software to make lessons dynamic and exciting. The faculty also has a number of additional resources to support teaching.




Extra-Curricular Clubs


  • KS3 Session 3 – Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.23
  • KS3 Games Club - Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.15
  • KS4 Breakfast Club – Tuesday 7.45 – 8.40am in 2.26
  • KS4 Session 3 – Thursday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.26
  • KS5 Session 3 – Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.25




Aims


  • To provide an environment where students find Mathematics intriguing, exciting, enjoyable and rewarding.
  • To develop students’ mathematical skills, including problem solving, reasoning and logical thinking.
  • To have high expectations of all students, enabling them to aquire the best possible qualifications.
  • To engage and motivate students, allowing them to actively participate in all lessons.
  • To provide students with the mathematical skills required in daily life and further education.
  • To ensure that students have a smooth transition between all key stages, allowing for progressions in teaching and learning throughout their time at school.
  • To offer opportunities outside of the curriculum to enhance students’ understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics.
  • To provide students with the skills to reason clearly and logically, and to set out a rational argument.
  • To equip students to identify patterns encountered in diverse situations and to extrapolate from these.
  • To allow students to approach problems systematically, choosing appropriate techniques for their solution.




Key Stage 3 - Overview


In Key Stage 3, the faculty aims to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics; build confidence and competence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills; develop students’ problem solving, reasoning and thinking skills; and above all, develop an interest and enjoyment of mathematics and an awareness of its fascination and wide-ranging applications.




Key Stage 4 - Overview


Students will follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) course with students entered at foundation or higher tier, as appropriate. The course builds upon skills developed at Key Stage 3, covering topics in the areas of number, algebra, geometry, handling data, probability and ratio and proportion. We provide an extensive range of support for students including small group teaching, revision sessions before and after school, and intensive pre-exam booster classes. We also have a range of other qualification which students may work towards, including Edexcel Awards, Financial Mathematics qualifications and GCSE Further Mathematics.




Contact


Mrs A Hart - angela.hart@daca.uk.com





Maths Team


  • Mrs A Brindle – Director of Learning for Mathematics
  • Mr L Johnson - Assistant Director of Learningfor Mathematics
  • Miss J Barnes - Deputy Sixth Form
  • Mr R Swailes - Head of Personal, Health and Social Education
  • Mr I Ramsden
  • Mrs A Ali
  • Mrs S Bhamjee
  • Mr J Lewis
  • Mrs A Smith
  • Miss G Parkinson
Our vast range of experience and skills ensures that all students receive a quality learning experience and a supportive learning environment. Our ambition is to ensure that every student progresses to the best of their ability and achieves their potential. We have ten dedicated mathematics classrooms, each with an interactive whiteboard, enabling staff to utilise a wide range of interactive software to make lessons dynamic and exciting. The faculty also has a number of additional resources to support teaching.




Extra-Curricular Clubs


  • KS3 Session 3 – Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.23
  • KS3 Games Club - Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.15
  • KS4 Breakfast Club – Tuesday 7.45 – 8.40am in 2.26
  • KS4 Session 3 – Thursday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.26
  • KS5 Session 3 – Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm in 2.25




Aims


  • To provide an environment where students find Mathematics intriguing, exciting, enjoyable and rewarding.
  • To develop students’ mathematical skills, including problem solving, reasoning and logical thinking.
  • To have high expectations of all students, enabling them to aquire the best possible qualifications.
  • To engage and motivate students, allowing them to actively participate in all lessons.
  • To provide students with the mathematical skills required in daily life and further education.
  • To ensure that students have a smooth transition between all key stages, allowing for progressions in teaching and learning throughout their time at school.
  • To offer opportunities outside of the curriculum to enhance students’ understanding and enjoyment of Mathematics.
  • To provide students with the skills to reason clearly and logically, and to set out a rational argument.
  • To equip students to identify patterns encountered in diverse situations and to extrapolate from these.
  • To allow students to approach problems systematically, choosing appropriate techniques for their solution.




Key Stage 3 - Overview


In Key Stage 3, the faculty aims to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics; build confidence and competence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills; develop students’ problem solving, reasoning and thinking skills; and above all, develop an interest and enjoyment of mathematics and an awareness of its fascination and wide-ranging applications.




Key Stage 4 - Overview


Students will follow the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1) course with students entered at foundation or higher tier, as appropriate. The course builds upon skills developed at Key Stage 3, covering topics in the areas of number, algebra, geometry, handling data, probability and ratio and proportion. We provide an extensive range of support for students including small group teaching, revision sessions before and after school, and intensive pre-exam booster classes. We also have a range of other qualification which students may work towards, including Edexcel Awards, Financial Mathematics qualifications and GCSE Further Mathematics.




Contact


Mrs A Hart - angela.hart@daca.uk.com