Introduction and benefits
At CGS we work together in the interests of all pupils to create a stimulating mathematical environment that generates enthusiasm amongst our students and provides a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving and number skills, and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, the economy, the environment and development, and in public decision-making.
Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of Mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
To ensure that each pupil realises her full potential in Mathematics by employing a variety of teaching strategies and resources which will enable us to provide a balanced mathematical education.
To ensure that each pupil develops confidence in her mathematical ability and can apply their mathematical skills as appropriate in different contexts.
To work together in the interests of all pupils to create a stimulating mathematical environment that generates enthusiasm amongst our students and provides a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
Girls are set according to their mathematical ability in Years 10 and 11.
Girls in Years 10 and 11 follow the AQA linear course consisting of two papers taken at the end of Year 11. There is no controlled assessment.
There are two tiers of entry: Higher (A* – C) and Foundation (C – F). Girls are entered for the appropriate tier depending on ability.
- Paper 1 – Non-Calculator
- Paper 2 – Calculator
To see the presentation given to parents in the autumn term please click on the link below
Parents’ evening presentation: Download Here (Powerpoint 86Kb)
- GCSE Maths, Elmwood Press
The top set in Year 10 competes in the Intermediate Mathematics Challenge.
- Mrs C Jones, Head of Department & Trust Numeracy Co-ordinator
- Mr M Lewis
- Miss R Blazewicz
- Miss E Keddie, Year 7 Maths Mastery Co-ordinator
- Mr A Nodes
- Mrs L Orr (Maternity Leave)
- Miss H Wright, GCSE Maths Co-ordinator
- Miss K Klocek