The aim of the Mathematics department at Canbury School is to help students develop their knowledge, skills, enjoyment and understanding of mathematical concepts.
In years 7, 8 and 9 we follow the National Numeracy Strategy, covering all areas of the National Curriculum, including Number, Algebra, Shape, Space, Measure, Statistics, Probability, Using and applying Mathematics. The areas studied are formally assessed at the end of each academic year supplemented by topic tests throughout the year to chart progress. In years 10 and 11 we follow the Edexcel iGCSE course, which is a 2-year course and has 2 papers at the end of year 11. Students will sit either the Foundation or Higher tier exam at the end of year 11. Students who are expected to gain an A*at GCSE may be offered the opportunity to sit the AQA Level 2 Further Maths qualification in addition to their GCSE. This requires extra study out of normal school hours.
All classes have 3 maths lessons a week and 1 MICT lesson, which is supervised independent computer-based learning. All students have access to the Complete Maths website which contains additional support and lessons and also IXL.com. Years 7-10 are also enrolled in the Timestables Rockstars website to improve their recall times of these basic facts and times table are practised daily with students aiming to improve their speed of recall. Years 8-11 also take part in Numeracy Ninjas which keeps a variety of different maths skills fresh in their minds.
On Tuesday after school there is a KS3 Clinic, where students can bring their maths homework, or something they have been struggling with or just do maths for fun.
GCSE Maths clinic is an afterschool facility specially aimed at students in Year 10 and 11 to consolidate their learning in lessons. It takes place on Thursday after school in the Maths classroom, from 3.35pm until 4.30pm. Students should come prepared with work they want to do and questions they have tried but need help with.