Maths

Welcome to the Maths Department

Mathematics is fundamental to life in the sense that its unique language helps us to calculate, estimate and problem-solve. It also informs many of the choices and decisions we make about real-life issues and challenges and the actions we subsequently take.  Students at Stretford High will develop their problem solving strategies which can be used in Maths and applied to everyday and real world situations.

Meet the Maths Department
The department team consists of nine members of staff. These are:

NameTitle
Mr G SarwarHead of Department
Mr S MahmudProgress Lead for KS4
Mr S SinghProgress Lead for KS3
Mr C SinghAble, Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Mr S KhanTeacher of Maths
Ms S WeddleTeacher of Maths
Mr O MohamedTeacher of Maths
Mr U AhmadTeacher of Maths
Ms E RosevereTeaching Assistant
Ms K BrownTeaching Assistant
Mr M SinghTeaching Assistant

Maths overview

In the Maths department we have designed our curriculum:

  • > to give students the confidence that the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding that they will have acquired during the course of their study are as good as that of the highest performing jurisdictions in the world
  • > provide a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and for employment, to give students the appropriate mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to help them progress to a full range of courses in further and higher education.

 

Our aims and objectives are to enable students to:

  • > develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  • > acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  • > reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
  • > comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

 

Mastering mathematics at KS3 involves all students achieving a true depth of understanding of mathematical concepts. Our KS3 curriculum is planned around Mastery and Realistic Maths Education (RME), which has been developed by the Manchester Metropolitan University. The KS3 curriculum is carefully planned to ensure students cover all skills required at GCSE and can apply these skills to texts of increasing difficulty so that they can confidently meet the demands of the 9-1 GCSE.

At KS4 students study for the Edexcel 9-1 Specification for a GCSE in Mathematics. The skills students learn in KS3 are applied at GCSE level throughout Key Stage 4 and in students’ terminal examinations

More information about the GCSE’s can be found here.

GCSE revision resources can be found here.

 

Mathswatch and Active Learn are excellent resource available to students which can be used to catch up on work missed and as a revision tool. It is also used for homework tasks. The websites can accessed here:

Mathswatch

Active-Learn