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Mathematics is a fascinating area of study in many ways. It is abstract and practical, it offers the excitement of the hunt for understanding and the satisfaction of a problem solved. Maths brings us up against the infinite and allows us to count the finite. We all had a time when we first realised that we could carry on counting for ever…
Students learn about number, algebra, geometry and statistics. These topic areas are taught at an appropriate level of difficulty for each group. Students are introduced to the fun of dynamic geometry and use mathematics to model Formula 1 racing cars.
Students continue to learn about number, algebra, geometry and statistics within their groups. During the course of the year, students will find out about the Mathematics of kangaroos, model the cooling of a pizza for delivery and find out what straight line graphs and equations have to do with springs.
As well as continuing to develop the mathematical strands of number, algebra, geometry and statistics, Year 9 students find out how stonemasons use Mathematics to design and create Gothic architecture. They also learn how scientists use standard form to represent both enormous numbers and those that are vanishingly tiny.
Year 10 lessons are more exam focused than those in previous years. Students continue to study number, algebra, geometry and statistics at a more advanced level. They are also introduced to the wonder of quadratic equations through the video analysis of projectiles.
This year is all about performing well in the Mathematics GCSE. All students will be challenged to do their very best and will be entered into the most appropriate exams. Lessons in Year 11 feature a greater emphasis on memorisation, exam technique and practice than in previous years. Students are invited to attend an array of revision opportunities to improve their grades.