Mathematics

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries. It is essential for 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 and an appreciation of mathematics.

Our students achieve outstandingly well at all Key Stages and our results are significantly above the National Average.

Here at St George’s Mathematics Department we always go the extra mile for your child:

  • Reward trips for those who show dedication and progress in the subject
  • Homework club
  • Revision sessions during holidays for exam classes
  • After school and Saturday revision sessions for exam classes

There are many opportunities for our students in the Mathematics Department. For those who find it more of a struggle to learn in mathematics we have intervention club one morning a week. Those students who are more gifted at mathematics can participate in additional programmes to suit their needs.

In academic year 2016/17 selected Year 9 students attended The Royal Institute on Saturday mornings for a series of workshops led by experts from industry, academia and education which offered students in-depth investigations of topics.

With over 650 applications we secured places for some Year 10 and 11 students who attend the GCSE Enrichment Programme at Kings College which is one of two specialised Mathematics Schools.

GCSE Mathematics is perhaps the most important qualification that your child will receive. It not only gives pupils the knowledge to deal with practical problems in the real world, it is also an important subject when applying for Further Education and employment.

In Years 7-11 we place a real emphasis on teaching mathematics from a first principle basis, we want your child to question why we are doing what we do, to really understand the mathematics and in turn gain a much deeper understanding and knowledge of the mathematics.

The curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4 offers all things algebra, number skills, geometry, statistics, ratio, proportion and rates of change.

Here in our department we value the importance of assessment. End of unit assessments (approximately every two weeks) will be given by class teachers after each topic has been completed. For these assessments pupils will receive a percentage only.

End of term assessments will be completed at the end of each half term. The level of assessment will be dependent on pupil ability. These assessments are vital in seeing the progress your child is making through-out the academic year.

Many universities consider mathematics as one of the most valuable A Levels. It is a pre-requisite for some courses (Physics, ICT, Accountancy, Mathematics, Statistics), and if you are considering a career in the area of mathematics, Further Mathematics at A Level would certainly be advantageous. You will have the opportunity to develop decision making and problem solving skills, transferable to any career path you choose to follow.

Mathematics is an AS or A Level qualification.

There are 6 modules taught over the two academic years:

4 Core, 1 Statistics and 1 Mechanics.

Further Mathematics is an AS or A Level qualification, which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A Level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an AS or A Level in Mathematics.

There are 12 modules taught over the two academic years:

4 Core, 3 Statistics and 3 Mechanics, 3 Further Pure Mathematics.