The aim of the mathematics department at Bishop Challoner is to provide all students with the analytical and mathematical skills required to meet the ever changing needs of today’s technological society.  We hope to inspire the students to develop their problem solving skills and realise the many uses of this fascinating subject.

Key Stage 3 Mathematics

In year 7 students are taught in their tutor groups and then from year 8 upwards, they are taught in two sets. All students study the four main strands of Number; Algebra; Shape, Space and Measure and Data Handling. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and students have regular access to the computer suite and their own personal log-ons to the mymaths website. Extra-curricular studies are encouraged with students competing in the UKMT Maths Challenge and the provision of both Maths and STEM clubs.

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Key Stage 4 Mathematics

Examination Board : Edexcel  Mathematics A

All students in year 10 and 11 are encouraged to take the higher tier GCSE. The course is assessed by two equally weighted examinations at the end of year 11. Students build on their skills learnt at Key Stage 3 and with an increased focus on the ability to interpret, analyse and solve problems. Elements of functional mathematics are also embedded into the curriculum to ensure that students have the skills they need to use mathematics in real life contexts.

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