The theory covered goes under the broad headings of:
Although all of these topics are dealt with at each year level, they vary by degree of intensity and level of expectation for subsequent year groups.
The primary focus this year is on the learning of rudimentary knowledge and skills which can be employed in the contexts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and problem solving. It gives pupils the chance to explore the application of theory in a controlled context so that they begin to see the value of what they are studying.
Pupils are entered for Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics (4MA1H). The subject in the GCSE courses provides many opportunities for pupils to develop regardless of ability. Without doubt some candidates struggle with certain concepts in Mathematics; for them support groups are put in place to help them maximise their outcomes. For the more able candidates an additional GCSE subject can be earned through success on the Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE Additional Mathematics (0606) syllabus.
As a School we participate in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Mathematics Challenge and Olympiad competitions. All pupils are encouraged to take part and performances compared to those of their counterparts throughout the UK, with prizes awarded based on performances. Year on year our pupils tend to perform well in these competitions, winning prizes and earning invitations to UKMT summer schools and masterclasses.