“Mathematics is the means of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the intricate and beautiful ways in which they are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.”
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.
Mathematics is important for pupils in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public 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.
We enable pupils 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.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the world.
Pupils are introduced to the foundations of secondary Mathematics, from shapes and sequences, to quadratic equations and Pythagoras.
All groups follow the Higher Tier IGCSE syllabus.
Girls have three options: A Level Mathematics or A Level Further Mathematics, or IB Diploma at higher or standard level.
Head of Mathematics: Mr Simon Davies BSc MSc
Mr Angus Mackenzie BSc MSc
Mrs Zanna Adnams MA MSc
Ms Dafna Ashworth BSc MSc
Miss Sharon Barker BSc
Mr Steven Cheasley BSc
Mr Ian Clarke BSc
Mrs Caroline Flatley MMath MSc
Ms Sam Green BA MA
Mr Paul Hayward BSc
Dr Vicki Hawkins
Mrs Yuyan Lin BA MEng MA (Cantab)
Mrs Maisa Millward BSc LCI
Miss Adrienne Schneider BSc
Mr Dominic Soares BA MA
Mrs Iwona Wilczynska BSc MSc
Maths Tutor: Dr Jim Simons