“If people do not believe that Mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realise how complicated life is.”
John Louis von Neumann
Mathematics increases the development of pupils’ understanding of number, logic, algebra, geometry and data, especially in solving problems with confidence. Creativity is now an element of the Mathematics curriculum, as is structure and elegant solutions. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships.
Throughout King’s Ely, pupils learn Mathematics skills and acquire the courage and ability to solve problems. In King’s Ely Senior, we teach GCSE Mathematics and extension qualifications, and Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A Level.
Outside lessons, we have drop-in sessions to support and consolidate the work done in lessons and to inspire pupils to reach beyond the curriculum. We explore enrichment opportunities to enhance pupils’ enjoyment of Mathematics, including UKMT individual and team maths challenges and visits to hear lectures in Cambridge University. Some Year 12 pupils attend university four day courses in Mathematics and we are fortunate to have regular visits from well-known mathematicians, who deliver humorous and well-received speeches.
Our Mathematics students use their knowledge in many forms of employment and university degrees. Our students are reading Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Natural Science, Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy and PPE.