Mathematics

Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know but about what you do when you don’t know the answer.

Mathematics like Numeracy gives us the tools to engage with the numbers we encounter in everyday life such as ratio and proportion, finance, measure or the rapidly expanding fields of statistics and data.  We aim, at St Peters, to ensure that our students are numerate and ready to engage with number in their future careers

Mathematics also teaches the importance of problem solving.  Students develop the ability to read and understand a problem and then apply their Mathematical knowledge to solve a problem.  It teaches students to be logical and organised in their thought processes. It encourages students to be tenacious and to see a task through to its conclusion.

The new GCSE promotes the skills of problem solving and investigation and all students in St Peters will be participating in and extended project at the end of each summer term. This may involve building scale models, statistics projects such as investigating used car prices or climate, or discovering how algebra really works.

In our rapidly changing world Mathematics develops our students to be adaptable and apply existing skills to new problem.

At St Peter’s students follow a broad based curriculum in year 7and 8 which builds on KS2 and advances and secures the mathematical knowledge essential for KS4.

KS4 is three year curriculum which is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to achieve their full potential in their GCSE’s.  We also aim to ensure that all students are equipped with the ability and tenacity to tackle and solve problems and that our students have the mathematical tools to support their studies in the wider academy curriculum.

We aim to equip all our students with the mathematical ability they will need in the future. Our students who will go on to study at a higher level will leave St Peters with the range of mathematical knowledge and skills required to be successful and a passion to succeed in this field.