The Mathematics department strives to ensure that all students have an enjoyable, successful and fulfilling Mathematics education. As the most widely used subject in the world, the importance of Mathematics should never be underestimated. Students at St Benedict’s Catholic High School develop the confidence to solve unfamiliar problems and discover the importance of Mathematics and its application in the world around them
Mathematics gives students the tools to function and excel in all walks of life, from basic number problems encountered in everyday life to the ability to solve complex problems in the fields of Engineering, Science and Technology. Many careers require a high GCSE Grade in Mathematics and often further study at A Level.
- In KS3, all students study the four main areas of Mathematics: Number, Algebra, Shape, Space and Measure and Data Handling.
- At KS4 students further develop the skills learnt at KS3 and follow a pathway that will stretch and challenge to enable students to reach their full potential. This is a linear course at either foundation or higher tier, examined at the end of Year 11.
- Mathematics is a popular choice at AS and A2 Levels with Further Mathematics at AS and A2 Levels becoming increasingly popular. All students study a mixture of Core Mathematics and Statistics; A Level students additionally study Mechanics.