Pupils arrive in the Senior School with many different experiences of mathematics. Once here, they quickly learn to develop a positive mindset, enjoy the subject and appreciate its logic, power and beauty.
A variety of teaching styles and resources are used, for example, ICT, including tablets and other mobile devices, practical work, group work, investigations, problem-solving and games. Topics include number, proportion, algebra, geometry and measure, statistics and probability.
Girls develop an awareness of the elegance of a solution and are encouraged to concentrate on the journey rather than the arithmetic destination.
Challenge & Extension: Girls are entered for individual and team Maths Challenge Competitions and some Year 9 pupils attend the Royal Institution Master Classes. The more able are encouraged to read widely around the subject and are introduced to many recent films featuring mathematics.