Mathematics

Mathematics

Faculty Leader: Mrs H Saunders

At Friars we believe every child has the right to an outstanding education enabling them to become numerate citizens, tackling problems and finance in the home and workplace with confidence and to the best of their ability.


Maths is an essential part of everyday life. We aim to help students become fluent in basic number skills, be able to tackle problems with confidence and be able to reason mathematically.

Students are taught in class groups in Key Stage 3 and are grouped according to ability in Key Stage 4. Lessons may be delivered to whole groups where new concepts are covered or in small groups or individually in order to give additional support when necessary.

We understand that students have different learning styles and have adapted the curriculum to enable pupils to get the best from lessons whether they prefer to learn: visually, logically, aurally, verbally or physically.
Maths is delivered through 4 areas:

  • Using and applying
  • Number
  • Shape, space and measure
  • Data handling.

We are currently adapting our curriculum to cover the new September 2014 National Curriculum.

We believe that functional skills is a very important part of Maths, therefore in addition to being taught through lessons it is also covered in a cross curricular manner in the 4th Week in each term in year 9.

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