Mathematics

Introduction

Mathematics is a very successful subject at Slough and Eton with a history of students 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 are now revamping 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 students 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 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. For Year 11 students we power our content by operating a proven formula of diagnosis, therapy and testing to boost performance and help meet targets.

KS5

Post-16 Mathematics opens up many doors for the future. GCE A-Level Maths is a 2-year course which covers Pure and Applied Mathematics. The newly restructured specification means that all formal examinations are conducted at the end of the course in Year 13 but due to the nature of the content overlapping between units it is still very similar to the legacy specification. Students are expected to take their studies to a new level if they are serious about studying Mathematics at A-level as it can be a challenge.

Slough and Eton also offers Functional Skills Maths for those who want to still pursue Mathematics post-16.

Enrichment Activities 

  • UK Maths Challenge
  • MangaHigh Maths Competition
  • Pi Day
  • Maths HW Club

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE (9-1) 1MA1 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 – sohaib.ahmed@slougheton.com

Dr P Joshi

Deputy Head of Department

Ms A David

Maths Teacher

Mr D Dighorker

Maths Teacher

Mr S Hayat

Maths Teacher

Mr A Hussain

Maths Teacher

Miss L Johnson

Maths Teacher

Mrs J Kaye-Taylor

Maths Teacher

Mrs D Nash

Maths Teacher

Mr J Ventress

Maths Teacher