Mathematics

Head of Department:  Ms A. Toprak

At St Aloysius' College our Mathematics Department are incredibly dedicated to ensuring all students achieve their potential and become confident in tackling challenging maths problems. Teachers inspire students with simulating learning environments and dynamic and engaging lessons featuring tasks which students can relate to in order to enable students to learn the key fundamentals of Maths. The Maths Department has invested in a number of programs and apps to enrich learning and assist progress, these can be accessed via the Student Hub

Maths is essential to everyday life! We strive to inspire a mathematical curiosity in our students so that they can enjoy implementing their mathematical skills in their futures. A high quality education in Maths is the foundation from which our students can understand the world, and is essential to most forms of employment.

All students regularly study Maths from year 7 to year 11. From year 7 students are taught in set classes in line with their mathematical abilities. Student ability is reviewed regularly throughout all year groups to ensure they are being taught in an appropriate set. Ability sets enable teachers to design lessons and tasks that are appropriate in challenging and supporting all students to achieve the best academic qualifications.

Key Stage 3

Throughout years 7 and 8 students cover; algebra, geometry, probability, numbers, ratio and proportion, probability, and statistics. As students progress through KS3 they are presented with increasingly complex teachings and problems within these topics, continuously building upon prior knowledge, strengthening their understanding and developing their problem solving skills.

For a more detailed breakdown of the topics covered in year 7 and year 8 please see the relevant year group's curriculum handbook which can be found in the student area of our website.

Key Stage 4

All students study Mathematics at GCSE level following the Edexcel course and assessments. 

The course consists of six disciplines; algebra, number, geometry and measures, statistics, probability, and ratio, proportion and rates of change. Students will study each of these topics throughout years 9, 10 and 11, with teachings and problems becoming more complex each year to build upon students' knowledge, skills and understanding. 

For a more detailed explanation of the GCSE course and assessments please click here.

For a more detailed breakdown of topics covered in each term please see the relevant year group’s Curriculum Booklet in the Student area of our website.