|Head of Department:||Mr P Muskett|
One of the primary aims of the Mathematics Department is to stimulate interest and enthusiasm for the subject. At all key stages, standards of attainment are consistently well in excess of national averages. We endeavour to develop, in all students, confidence and accuracy in handling everyday mathematical ideas and techniques. A variety of teaching and learning methods, incorporating both individual and group activities, develop each student’s written, oral and practical skills.
Key Stage 3 Mathematics is delivered in line with the new National Curriculum and builds on work undertaken in Years 5 and 6. At Key Stage 4 as well as studying GCSE Mathematics, we also offer the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics and Entry Level Certificates in Mathematics where appropriate. Interest in studying mathematics at post-16 is very strong. The AS/A2 Mathematics course provides a stimulating and interesting base for further study. In addition we also offer AS/A2 Further Mathematics and also Mathematical Studies, a Level 3 Core Maths qualification, to ensure post-16 mathematics is available to as many students as possible.
Careful monitoring of all students’ performance throughout their time at King James’s School enables us to set high and clear targets for each student and give them effective feedback to maximise their potential in the subject.
Mr P Muskett