From the moment that pupils enter the Senior School, they will spend a lot of time studying Mathematics which at King’s we think makes them very lucky indeed. We aim to create a positive and happy learning environment in which the pupils feel free to explore, question (and hopefully answer), flourish and ultimately enjoy the time they spend studying this subject.
The transferable skills of statistical analysis, problem solving, numerical fluency and logical thinking, are ones that will stand all pupils in good stead for future employment. To this end, we aim to get the best out of each pupil and tailor our curriculum according to the pupils, rather than a rigid preset course of study. Pupils are set early on in the first year of Senior School and we introduce advanced topics from the start to engage them and build their confidence. All pupils are nurtured to help them achieve as much as they can. Some pupils are put in for public exams earlier than the traditional GCSE examination time to give them an opportunity to study Mathematics at an even more advanced level and explore topics outside the normal programme. Our flexible approach enables us to retain all pupils’ interest and enthusiasm in what is a core learning subject.
We use a variety of teaching methods and resources, including online interactive activities, tailor-made worksheets and individual pupil response boards, and so make limited use of standard textbooks. Pupils’ experience of Mathematics is further enriched with participation in local and national competitions and after-school workshops.