Department head: Julian Franklin
Maths is not just about numbers. It’s about thinking logically, finding patterns, looking for links, finding out what if I… Although we are targeting the Common Entrance examinations as a final goal, we are much more concerned with building fascination by teaching not just the how, but, much more importantly, the why. We agree with Stanley Gudder:’The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.’
- Experienced and Maths specialist staff
- Well-resourced:including interactive whiteboards
- Excellent communication with Learning Support
- Small class sizes
All students are aware that Common Entrance is the final goal (which is equivalent to Foundation/Intermediate GCSE level). We aim to build solid foundations in every student and push others to much higher level. To achieve their potential, we expect every student to try their hardest and to trust that we will not push them beyond what they can do.
What drives us all forward as teachers is the ‘light bulb’ moment, where a child (who may have been struggling with a concept for some lessons) suddenly says:“So that’s why!” If we make this happen at least once a day, we’re going in the right direction!
Parents Maths Guide (17.7 KiB, 262 hits)