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Middlewich High School

Achievement for all

Mathematics

"A challenging and exciting subject, often described as exercise for the brain."

Our Staff

Mr P Ibbotson BEd (HoD)

Miss H Watt BSc (2nd in Dept)

Mrs A Morrison BA

Mrs D Mansfield BA

Mr H Morgan BSc

Mrs L Taylor

INTRODUCTION

Middlewich High School promotes an environment in which students develop a comprehensive and enduring understanding of the concepts of mathematics through access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning.

The Mathematics Department’s vision is to create a stimulating climate for learning, to support everyone in our school community as they strive for excellence and to work in partnership with others to remove barriers to learning. We strive to empower all students through rich mathematical exploration, fostering a diverse and equitable environment and enthusiasm for mathematics that will promote their lifelong learning as confident, flexible, and resourceful thinkers in anticipation of a global future.

At Middlewich High School, pupils develop the ability to solve demanding problems, to think on their feet, to reason logically, to explain their thought processes using precise language and to apply technology appropriately.

DEPARTMENT AIMS

  • To raise attainment of all pupils and standards across the school.
  • To collaborate with our community partners in enhancing local provision.
  • Develop teaching and learning to allow pupils to show their potential.
  • To extend opportunities for enrichment activities.
  • To support all pupils in raising their confidence in Maths.
  • To use our Specialist Status to raise the profile of Maths and standards across all subjects.

KEY STAGE 3

Pupils are set on entry to Year 7 on ability. Pupils are regularly assessed and their progress tracked. Class sizes are kept small. In Years 7 & 8 we have incorporated the CAME (Cognitive Ability in Mathematics Education) programme to help embed the PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) within lessons. Year 7 will be following a ‘Creative Curriculum’ in the last half of the Summer Term. This programme will enable group work activities, cross-curricular work and rich tasks to be delivered to pupils to enrich their learning.

KEY STAGE 4

At KS4 many students have the opportunity to complete a GCSE Statistics (Edexcel) qualification. Pupils also follow the Edexcel Linear course and all pupils are entered at the end of Y11. Results are consistently strong and the department are fully committed in helping every pupil leave Middlewich High School with the qualifications they need for future life and career aspirations.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Middlewich High School works with community partners and has been successful in both local and national competitions. We are very proud of the fact that we have reached the national finals of the Jaguar Cars competition, been awarded ‘Best in Marquee’ four times at the Cheshire Show and had success at the UKMT, Merseyside Challenge and 24 Game tournament.