The faculty delivers Mathematics and Numeracy across all Key Stages.
We aim to prepare all students for their future roles in society. We equip them with essential mathematical knowledge and skills and most importantly, with the ability and incentive to continue their own learning.
As a faculty we are committed to using a variety of instructional, assessment and evaluation strategies. All teachers provide numerous opportunities for students to develop skills of inquiry, reasoning, problem solving and communication as they investigate and learn fundamental concepts. Opportunities are also provided to relate knowledge and skills to these wider contexts – to the goals and concerns of the world in which they live – so that students are motivated to learn and to become lifelong learners and also to achieve their full potential.
The mathematics courses offered at The Coleshill School build upon the fundamentals of important skills, concepts, processes, and attitudes that are fostered through primary school. The strands used are similar to those of the primary program, with adjustments made to reflect the new directions mathematics takes in secondary school. The mathematics curriculum promotes lifelong learning for students by encouraging the application of problem-solving skills to other disciplines and real world situations.
At key stage 3 we teach the revised KS3 Programme of Study, with the aim of extending the attainment of most pupils by 2 National Curriculum levels.
In Year 9 pupils begin to study for their GCSE in Mathematics at either Foundation or Higher Tier.
Year 12 pupils begin to study the Edexcel AS Mathematics qualification, continuing to A Level in Year 13.