Aims of the course
Mathematics is a subject that will enable you to learn the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to apply when working in the world of science, computing, economics and business. We will ensure that the students achieve their full potential within Mathematics by encouraging students to use Mathematics in everyday life as a tool, and for other subjects by developing key problem solving and analytical skills.
Students are given opportunities to develop skills in logical thinking and problem solving. They will study many of the concepts already learnt in KS3 in more detail as well as many new areas of mathematics. We will continue to encourage you to apply structure and methodical workings out to written calculations.
Knowledge, skills and understanding are covered by this qualification under the following content headings: Number, Algebra, Ratio, Proportion and rates of change, Geometry and Measure, Probability and Statistics.
The aims and objectives of the course in Mathematics are to enable students to:
- develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts;
- acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems;
- reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions;
- comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.