Mathematics/ICT

With new schemes of learning in place which follow the Key Stage 3 National Strategy and linear GCSE specifications, the Mathematics Department at Manor House School aims to continuously improve our high standard of GCSE results.

All girls following our Higher Tier course take examinations at the end of Year 11. The success of the Department is reflected in the uptake of girls who choose to study Mathematics at A Level when they continue on to Sixth Form education.

Girls are placed in sets from the start of Year 7. This is reviewed regularly each term. Expectations are high and each girl is expected to achieve to the best of her ability. Emphasis is placed on the basics but also on making Mathematics fun to learn. The intention is to make strong academic demands on the girls but to further their interest and enthusiasm for the subject.

Investigatory and explorative approaches are encouraged in the learning of Mathematics together with a strong emphasis on the essential algebraic, numeric and geometric skills.

In any lesson you may expect to find a mixture of teaching styles: teacher led discussions and tasks, small group investigations, practical activities, use of ICT and revision and consolidation exercises.

We also enter students for the United Kingdom Mathematics Challenges – a series of national challenges which stretch the mind and encourage lateral thinking.

Mathematics is an important subject needed for adult life: our team of passionate and experienced staff ensures that each girl attains their best.