Staffing of the department
Mr O’Brien – Head of Department
Ms McDonald – Teacher of Maths, 2ic and Numeracy Co-ordinator
Ms Lui – Teacher of Maths
Ms Madadeniya – Teacher of Maths
Ms Heffernan – Teacher of Maths
Educational philosophy/Aims of the curriculum
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
KS3 Programme of study
The KS3 Maths curriculum builds on competencies acquired at KS2 and extends the KS2 Maths curriculum. It includes the following topics:
- Ratio, proportion and rates of change (New)
- Geometry and measures