Mathematics is an essential subject enabling us to solve many important and intriguing problems. A high-quality Mathematics education can support students in further study in many disciplines, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Economics. However, Mathematics is also a fascinating and varied subject in its own right.
In line with the National Curriculum, students at BHFS will learn to work fluently, to reason mathematically and to solve problems. The Mathematics Department makes use of a range of resources and teaching activities to support all students. The Mathematics Mastery approach is followed, where pupils spend more time on the topics being studied. They explore concepts using objects, conversations and problem-solving to build confidence in their understanding.
The GCSE Mathematics course extends the mathematics you have learnt in Key Stage 3. You will study: Number, Algebra, Shape and Data Handling. There is an increased emphasis on applications and functionality. The Course is examined with three equally weighted examinations at the end of the course. There is no controlled assessment or coursework. The specification being followed is the Edexcel Board GCSE (9–1) in Mathematics (1MA1).