Maths

Putting the FUN into functions!
Making education COUNT!

We aim to give your child the fluency in basic skills and the deeper understanding that will help them to enjoy and achieve in school and in life.

All students from Year 7 to Year 9 study 3 hours of Mathematics each week. Students in Year 10 and 11 have four hours as they gear up for their GCSE exams.
We now have a very successful Post 16 program with students studying one or two A Levels in Mathematics with us.

All students receive homework each week and we would encourage you to have a look at this to ensure that it is done to the standard that you would expect of your child.

All students are required to bring a scientific calculator to their Mathematics lessons.
Calculators can be purchased from the Maths office for £5.00.

Additional resources available from the Maths Office:

We buy the following in bulk to make it cheap and easy to get the resources that most parents want to support their child’s revision:

  • Mathswatch discs are available to support out of school learning. They contain a selection of video tutorials for students to watch. The cost is £4.00 and require a PC/laptop to run on.
  • GCSE revision guides covering work from year 10 to 11 are available to be purchased from the Maths office; the combined cost of a revision guide and a workbook is £4.00. The revision guide has explanations of topics while the workbook provides practice questions on each topic. These will help you to monitor how much revision is completed. These are available at Higher and Foundation levels.

Useful Websites

Khan academy  This is a brilliant website which aims to make high quality learning for Year 3 students through to A’ Level content available to everyone free of charge. Today young people can teach themselves amazing skills with just a computer; whether that is computer programming, dance moves, music skills or in this case Maths and other academic subjects. One of our Year 9 students once taught himself all of Year 12 maths over the summer before starting year 10 via this site.

MyMaths  All students have personal logins and can explore topics from Level 2 to A’ Level. Some homework may be set on the site but we encourage students to find their own tasks and these are also recorded in each child’s account.

http://www.sumdog.com/student A fun site that turns maths practice into games.

Manga high Maths games and problems illustrated with Japanese style comics.

Maths Games

NRich Mathematical problems, games and articles mainly aimed at High ability students.

PLUS Magazine Plus magazine opens a door to the world of maths, with all its beauty and applications, by providing articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport.

BBC Website - Mathematics

Students can read the latest mathematical news on the site every week, subscribe to the fortnightly email newsletter, read the online magazine published four times a year, and browse the archive containing all past issues and news items