Brighton Hill Community School

Mathematics

Study & Mathematics

We are passionate about our subject.  We firmly believe that a sound understanding of mathematics empowers and enables people to make informed choices throughout their lives.

Mrs R Duffy  (Head of Faculty)

In Maths we teach students...

  • To approach all mathematical problems confidently and to become resilient and independent mathematicians
  • To take a logical and systematic approach to problem solving and to recognise the value of perseverance and accuracy
  • To evaluate the task and select the appropriate mathematical skills and techniques and to undertake calculations with the optimum efficiency
  • To understand and express themselves using suitable mathematical language and notation

By balancing the use of examples of mathematical concepts in everyday life against the more academic tools and techniques that are required for further study, we aim to equip our students with the skills they require now, whilst hopefully inspiring some to take their mathematical studies forward to the next level.  We do this by engaging students with a range of appropriate tasks and resources, matched to their attainment.  We understand the importance of providing a variety of learning experiences including practical exercises and puzzle- or game-based tasks, as well as the more traditional text book and exam-based resources.  Students are exposed to a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) and are encouraged to further explore these tools when undertaking independent tasks.

We strive to make our teaching clear, positive and inspiring.  We highlight the relevance of mathematics in everyday life and aim to provide teaching that is committed to the pupils and their individual needs.

Mrs R Duffy - Head of Faculty 

Mrs C Williams – Teacher of Mathematics

Miss T Duemke – Teacher of Mathematics

Mr P Beeching – Teacher of Mathematics / Head of Year 10

Mr T Barton - Teacher of Mathematics

Mr C Reilly - Teacher of Mathematics

Mathematics at Key Stage 3

A Foundation GCSE year for Year 9 is undertaken by students as part of Key Stage 4.  The aim is to prepare students for the demands and rigours of GCSE and to introduce some of the techniques for interpreting the more complex questions that are typically found in these examinations.  Students in Year 10 begin to prepare more formally for their exam, which is assessed by the Edexcel Examination Board.  We make regular use of assessment-style materials to provide feedback to students and track their progress.  These also enable them to reflect on their own performance in relation to the examination target and plan their revision accordingly.

Mathematics at Key Stage 4

A Foundation GCSE year for Year 9 is undertaken by students as part of Key Stage 4.  The aim is to prepare students for the demands and rigours of GCSE and to introduce some of the techniques for interpreting the more complex questions that are typically found in these examinations.  Students in Year 10 begin to prepare more formally for their exam, which is assessed by the Edexcel Examination Board.  We make regular use of assessment-style materials to provide feedback to students and track their progress.  These also enable them to reflect on their own performance in relation to the examination target and plan their revision accordingly.

Mathematics

Curriculum

Here are all the Faculties at Brighton Hill Community School