Mathematics takes a central place in the core curriculum. The study of mathematics in its own right is important as part of a broad general education and as a foundation for further study. It is also relevant to and useful in the world around us and the present and future lives of our pupils.
At Freemen’s, the curriculum for Years 3-11 develops a positive and confident attitude and an appreciation of mathematics as a fascinating, practical and intellectual subject. Teaching is planned to provide a secure foundation of skills, concepts and essential knowledge in mathematics.
Lessons and activities engender an atmosphere of inquiry and encourage independence of thought and flexibility of mind in our pupils.
As well as developing mental methods, particularly in the earlier years, pupils make appropriate use of information technology within the mathematics curriculum.
Enriching classroom learning
Mathematics takes place outside the classroom for investigating tessellations, building polyhedra, exploring loci and trigonometry. Individual and Team UKMT Challenges are entered by most year groups throughout the school with great success, and house events such as Maths Trials and the Fairtrade Game place the subject in new contexts.
Senior School and A Level Mathematics
Our IGCSE and A Level results are excellent and at IGCSE many pupils gain an Additional Mathematics qualification.
In the Sixth Form Mathematics has been the most popular subject choice in recent years, with a growing number also choosing Further Mathematics. Our students go on to study mathematical subjects at top universities including Oxford, Warwick, Imperial, LSE, Bath and York.