By definition, Mathematics is an abstract science which investigates deductively the conclusions implicit in the elementary conceptions of spatial and numerical relations, and which includes as its main divisions geometry, arithmetic, and algebra (Oxford English Dictionary).
At St Mark’s Church of England Academy, the Mathematics department is committed to raising the standards of Mathematics of all of its students, so that they develop their skills in using algebra, numbers, shapes and data effectively in all areas of the curriculum and the skills necessary to cope confidently with the demands of further education, employment and adult life.
Year 7 students are actively encouraged to think logically and complete work clearly demonstrating their reasoning; using symbols to represent unknown information in order to solve problems; manipulating numbers using basic number operations; collecting, analysing and displaying data using a variety of charts and graphs. All this learning takes place in classrooms with state of the art Interactive White boards and under the guidance of very passionate teachers to engage our young learners.
In the long term, all students will sit the GCSE Mathematics in Year 11, leading to further study in our sixth form for the more-able students and for those who might want a career in the mathematical fields.Furthermore, as Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences, we, as part of a team are dedicated to inspiring the brilliant minds of tomorrow.