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.
Our aim is to ensure that all students:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships, generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication;
are challenged to think outside the box as this will give them confidence and skills to look at the world beyond the classroom, and how the wider application of mathematical influences everyday life.
The Mathematics Department is made up of a team of specialists, all of whom have a passion for the subject and a desire to share their enthusiasm with their students. We also have an open door policy for all students to come and ask for extra support.