Mathematics

Introduction

Mathematics is a very successful subject at Slough and Eton with a history of pupils showing significant progress and excellent attainment. The delivery of Mathematics is in line with the newest and most innovative approaches to teaching across all key stages. In the Maths department, we aim to always stay at the forefront of modern teaching practices to deliver and teach one of the most vital subjects.

Mathematics requires logic and creativity; develops confidence and fluency and can applied to every single field of work.

KS3

At Slough and Eton, we have now revamped our KS3 content to mirror the content taught in the world’s leading Mathematics schools. Teaching for Mastery is a new concept that is slowly making its way over to the UK but has been adopted in the Far East for many years with remarkable outcomes. Here at Slough and Eton, we want our pupils to look back on their years in secondary school and feel like they, too, have made great strides in developing and mastering mathematical concepts. We want to move away from students thinking that Maths is ‘hard, boring and pointless’ to thinking that Maths is ‘easy, fun and relevant’.

We follow the Discovering Maths content published by Oxford University Press.

KS4

Mathematics is a compulsory subject at KS4 and the options open to students post-16 generally hinge on performance in Maths at GCSE. In Key Stage 4, students will look to develop their Maths knowledge building their skills from KS3. We start the KS4 content in Year 9 and in Year 10, we aim to get as close as possible to completing the GCSE 9-1 Maths course at the end of Year 10 and aim to complete the entire syllabus by Christmas when the students are in Year 11 in preparation for their mock examinations. For these Year 11 students, we produce a bespoke programme of learning after their first set of mock examinations by collecting data that shows us where their needs lie. We implement a proven formula of diagnosis, therapy and testing to boost performance and help meet targets by the end of Year 11.

KS5

A Level Mathematics aims to enable students to understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for students to progress and further study, extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and apply mathematics in other fields of study.  They will develop their awareness of the relevance of mathematics in the world of work and in situations in society in general. It is a great subject choice and will put you in an extremely good position when applying to universities or for jobs.

Financial Studies explores, in depth, the key concepts of financial capability and how they are applied to achieve long-term financial sustainability. It develops and extends the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions through understanding the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the importance of effective planning. Through developing core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and written-communication, DipFS provides strong foundations for further study in business and finance-related disciplines, as well as a wide range of other fields.

Enrichment Activities 

  • Maths Homework Club

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    UK Maths Challenge

    Qualifications

 

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE (9-1) offered at Higher AND Foundation

Pearson Edexcel

 

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

GCE A-Level Mathematics 

Pearson Edexcel

Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2

Pearson Edexcel

Financial Awareness

AQA

 

Staff

 

 

Mr S Ahmed

Head of Department – sah@slougheton.com

Dr P Joshi

Deputy Head of Department and KS3 Coordinator

Mrs J Kaye-Taylor

KS5 Coordinator

Miss H Ahmed

Mathematics Teacher

Ms A David

Mathematics and Financial Awareness Teacher

Mr D Dighorker

Mathematics and Financial Awareness Teacher

Mrs P Malhotra

Mathematics Teacher

Mrs D Nash

Mathematics Teacher

Mr N Prashar

Mathematics Teacher

Mr S Stewart

Mathematics Teacher

Mr S Thatcher

Mathematics Teacher