Mathematics

The Mathematics department at CCHSG is one of the largest and most successful in the school. We teach all students from Years 7 to 11, and a high proportion of the Sixth Form study A Level Mathematics.The department is housed in a suite of spacious, well-equipped, light and airy classrooms, all of which have an interactive white boards.

The intent of the Mathematics Curriculum can be summarised as follows:

A high-quality mathematics education 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. With our curriculum, we aim to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, problem solving, progression, modelling, reflection, relevance, concrete-pictorial abstract (CPA) and linking, which are fundamental building blocks for developing resilience, leadership and responsibility. Mathematics knowledge and understanding is a fundamental A skill for a wide range of subjects and for use in daily life.

In the Key Stage 3 curriculum, the aim is to build confidence by teaching the content in a logical order.This will inspire curiosity and enjoyment in Mathematics while also introducing our students to the rigour that will be required at Key Stage 4. We also offer the opportunity to widen their experience of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and financial studies through modules.

The aim of our Key Stage 4 curriculum is not only to prepare them for academic success but also to have a wide range of transferable skills for further education, employment and independence.

A-level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods learned at GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics such as Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics. Students will also be introduced to interesting new areas of pure mathematics such as complex numbers and apply mathematics in a wider range of contexts.

Studying Maths and Further Maths at KS5 provides versatile qualifications required for further study of most STEM degree courses. It is a subject well respected by employers as it allows students to become better at thinking logically and analytically.

As well as providing excellent academic mathematical tuition, the department also offers a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities which play a crucial role in giving our students the ability to mould their lives to become well-rounded people. These activities help students make sense of, and take responsibility for, their learning and help our students to develop better time-management and organisational skills. Some of these groups and activities include:

  • Maths numeracy mornings for Year 7 and 8 (run by Year 10 students)
  • Maths Surgery during lunchtime open to all (Run by Sixth Form students)
  • Pi club which focusses on problem solving (run by Year 10 students)
  • Maths Fun Club: board games open to all (run by Sixth Form students)
  • After school and lunchtime revision classes for Year 11 and Year 13
  • Year 8/9 Team challenge
  • Year 10 Maths Feast competition.
  • Year 8, 10, 12 and 13 Maths Challenges (our students have reached the national stages!)
  • One to one mentoring run by Year 10 and Sixth Form students
  • Inter-form competition for Years 7 and 8